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Star Trails over the Rooftop

Posted by
Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 4 September 2016 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A very long night exposure results in star trails. The direction, North and Polaris, the north star would be the area which is the center of the circular motion, half way down near the left edge. The star, Polaris is a fixed point referenced by sailors and astronomers for millennia. Actually Polaris is a binary system meaning it is actually two stars, an amazing sight to see through a telescope.

Canon EOS 60D 490 seconds ISO 1600 50 mm

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow !!! What an amazing image here !!!! as if they are going in circles !!!!
Do you ever sleep. I wonder :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

4 Sep 2016 5:56am

@Devi: I sleep poorly. So this is a perfect hobby for someone like me. There is a circular motion centered on Polaris, the north star half way down the left edge. Thanks, Devi.

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Great result.

4 Sep 2016 6:03am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very well done !! What is that line, then ? Shooting star ? Airplane ?

4 Sep 2016 6:38am

@Hiro: I would say a shooting star. Thanks, Hiro.

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Amazing image!!

4 Sep 2016 7:32am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!

4 Sep 2016 8:32am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Superb capture of the earth's movement

4 Sep 2016 9:35am

Frances from Boston, United States

Excellent image. I admire your skill taking these great images.

4 Sep 2016 9:45am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Well done on the patience to spend hours to get this great shot.

4 Sep 2016 9:47am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Well done, I like the result of this long exposure shot.

4 Sep 2016 11:10am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Stunning long exposure image. Beautiful.

4 Sep 2016 12:33pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Incredible!!!! Stunning!

4 Sep 2016 12:48pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


4 Sep 2016 12:54pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


4 Sep 2016 1:43pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A beautiful capture of the star trails. I like having the house in the shot.

4 Sep 2016 2:25pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleuse vue et mouvement des étoiles dans ce ciel quelle compo superbe image.

4 Sep 2016 3:16pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very cool.

4 Sep 2016 4:25pm

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow! unbelievable shot

4 Sep 2016 5:59pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Creative and fascinating!

4 Sep 2016 7:02pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a fabulous result. You must be a night owl to get these incredible images

4 Sep 2016 7:33pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Incredible result !

5 Sep 2016 5:40am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique effet. Bravo. )

5 Sep 2016 5:46am

k@ from Paris, France

Greatly thought & framed !

5 Sep 2016 6:06am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une superbe photo! bravo

5 Sep 2016 7:53am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Beautiful circular trails against a light night sky.

5 Sep 2016 10:14am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Whay very special !!

5 Sep 2016 10:55am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh superbe

5 Sep 2016 1:52pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Thanks for you explanation. Beautiful shot.

5 Sep 2016 3:43pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is wonderful.

6 Sep 2016 1:22am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Amazing sky.

6 Sep 2016 5:01am

Siavash from Shahsavar, Iran

wooowwww .. Wonderful .. exactly over our head !

6 Sep 2016 4:14pm

Canon EOS 60D
490 seconds
ISO 1600
50 mm