The center of rings is Polaris, took this picture spent two hours and couple cars and people passed with the lighter.
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pablominto (53744) 2007-09-02 0:33
Very well done!
imtiyaz (1005) 2007-09-02 0:45
Keep it up.
Priam1966 (892) 2007-09-02 0:58
Very beautiful a classic for astronomical photo and it's a good idea to take the montain with the car light.
fayeulle (27827) 2007-09-02 1:00
Hi Joyce. Really stunning picture. Direct to my favorite.
dkeus31 (27735) 2007-09-02 1:10
superb image well using the red lamps on the cruved road to have a strong foreground well contrasting to the star trails.
juzz (66) 2007-09-02 1:34
lasscor (7640) 2007-09-02 2:45
I like much the rings in the sky and the red road in the mountain.
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-09-02 3:28
Nice composition and very beautiful effect!
Lovely colours and good work!
PierreMorel (1172) 2007-09-02 7:44
Amazing picture!!! The final exposure is perfect and sharp.
abulafia (4900) 2007-09-02 7:51
This is a real masterpiece, i have seen people take these shots before, but the hilltops in the foreground and the red snake formed traces from the cars are really a good bonus to a wonderful capture.
I love it!!!
jramos (507) 2007-09-02 21:49
Awesome photograph. Not only is the long exposure insteresting with the stars and car tail lights, but the patterns generated by the stars and car tail lights are quite engaging. Great idea and very well executed and composed.
paulalex32 (4) 2007-09-03 5:16
This is quite and amazing accomplishmemt! Congratulations on a superb image. Cheers, Paul.
Hellas (6813) 2007-09-07 0:43
Wonderful composition, a great work, passion in photography! Congratulations!
gramma (3519) 2007-09-09 5:41
Une belle image qui nous ferait presque croire que la traînée orange est de la lave. On retrouve la pigmentation des films argentiques, sympa !
guillaumejm (0) 2007-09-15 14:19
What a marvelous realisation!. the effect due to long exposure is simply amazing both becaus of red lights like a vulcano eruption and the stars in the sking like a holy ring.
cuneyt-sb (6559) 2007-09-16 1:07
This is one of my favorites capture , Stars looks amazing. howmany minutes you had been exposure here? Wonderful result. Great photograph.
presidente (1122) 2007-09-25 10:54
Super shot, excellent job! Simply congratulation 'cause I believe it was not an easy shot.
Benignus (1356) 2007-09-26 12:40
alainh (35581) 2007-09-27 13:10
simply: a master piece.
congratulations for this incredible capture.
have a nice day
ArcapA (297) 2007-10-09 1:31
Excellent shot with great compo and light. TFS.
BennyV (13842) 2007-12-06 23:58
Hey,Joyce, this would be a perfect Seventies-style album cover! Wonderful picture!
oldsock (575) 2007-12-26 4:41
Another great photograph! You must be very patient person ;)
benkrut (2407) 2007-12-26 18:19
I'd love to lern this technique one day.
donluicu (24722) 2007-12-29 9:15
this is absolutely a picture i would like to make some day..
the technical part is perfect, and the compo is clever
Mateja (434) 2007-12-29 9:39
Beautiful and amazing picture, very interesting!
spyros60 (150) 2007-12-29 10:06
Ok this is art, I dont't see mach detail but the idea is super.
Happy New Year
maglex (1980) 2008-01-15 7:57
This is one very original composition!!! Like it very much! Thanks for sharing!
dragonslayero (3116) 2008-06-08 8:55
Truly an amazing photo.
Now as I have the thought in mind, how long exposure did you use for this?
As for the rest of the photo I have nothing but praise to share.
The light conditions, colour and composition looks just perfect. The compositon is well based as the road seems to follow exactly where one might look at chance and it further puts the attention of the viewer in the middle of the photo and the fabulous dragged effect of the stars.
Absolutely a magnificent photo.
Thank you for sharing.
Asiulus (1176) 2009-01-30 4:56
Impressive. I find astrophotography very interesting, because it shows changes we can't notice in a moment. You managed such a perfect composition in the dark, well done. I suppose framing involved knowing a lot about the star movements, too.
I read about the project where a picture was being exposed for a year, not with a camera but with light-sensitive paper (or something like that). The final image was not of perfect quality, but the trails of stars and planets were incredible.
LAPIAZ (3136) 2009-02-04 13:44
Hello Joyce !
Wonderfull and unreal effect ! It seems like an abstract painting, there is a good point of viw to the road.
Enfin je m'e'xprime mieux en français ;-) !! L'étoile polaire est bien placée avec ce contraste sur la ligne de montagne et en plus la route qui serpente, c'est trés bien réalisé.
sevy (15363) 2010-10-16 23:46
Very nice photo. More than the star trail, it is the addition of both the sky and the lighted red road which makes the originality of this shot.
Digital brings a lot of benefits, but still for long time exposure, the slides were easier to use.
happypoppeye (4817) 2010-12-17 4:44
I would maybe like to see the bottom half sharper, but just nitpicking.
Great shot. Nice work.
svefay (808) 2010-12-17 4:47
beautiful composition, perfect shot, bravo...
livermore (1629) 2012-11-29 16:13
Waouh quelle image!
- Copyright: Joyce Lai (MDL) (1102)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1998-00-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon FM2, 20mm, Agfa Ultra 50
- Exposure: f/4
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Photos reminiscent of album covers, My prefered pictures of september 2007, Light Trails & Star Trails, CLODO's selection [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-02 0:30
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