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Uluru Star Trails by CainPascoe Uluru Star Trails by CainPascoe
Uluru a.k.a Ayres Rock, NT, Australia.

I found an angle where the full moon lit the rock and the southern point in the sky was most visible. Let my camera take around 80 shots, each 30secs long and this is what i got:D

EDIT: pulled a little more colour and light out of the scene(mostly the sky) also ditched the cropped foreground

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I absolutely love long exposure photos of the sky such as this one. There's something about the circular shape of the star lights that remind me of neon city lights despite the setting of the photograph.

It often takes an image such as this for us to realize that we really are just standing on a spinning rock in a motionless universe. The odd color of the earth coupled with its brightness add to the otherworldly effect as well.

At first I couldn't tell whether a fish eye lens was used or the hills naturally made that concave shape at the bottom, and to be honest, I still can't. ^^; The level plateau behind this geographical phenomenon creates quite an interesting optical illusion also.

The only thing that really bothers me about this image is that watermark. I know the artist feels the need to protect his work, but it really takes a lot of quality out of the photograph in my opinion...
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this wonderful work in my newest "RED"-collection![link]

I hope you will agree and enjoy!:iconlalalaloveplz:
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StefanHefele Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hey thats pretty cool. But how did you managed it to stay there after the closing hour. Were you hiding in the bush :-). In Back in 2009 i tried the same, but gotta disturbed by a ranger...
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Haha pretty much! I parked my car and walked back along the road a bit, went off into the scrub and got really low. I wasn't really happy with the composition/angle I was getting but it was quiet and I wasn't disturbed:D
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StefanHefele Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yea, better than waiting on a parking area. Next time :-).
You havenīt got the best angle but itīs more important to have
the southern star in the middle of your photo!
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Haha my thoughts exactly!:p
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fromthe80s Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
how long was the exposure if i may ask!!!there isnt a photo that I haven't gone "Wow" on!! inspiring stuff
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:iconcainpascoe:
CainPascoe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
this was 2 minutes :)
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fromthe80s Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you iso very much:D
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dralik Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
What a magnificent shot!
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WillowRavenFeather Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011   General Artist
May I ask what type of camera you use? This is spectacular
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
This was taken with a Canon 5D and 16mm fisheye lens:)
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WillowRavenFeather Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011   General Artist
Thanks. The 5D is SLR, correct?
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
yup
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Drowningfireflies Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Your work is spectacular.

(What is a star trail?)
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Glad ya think so:D

Basically a long exposure(an hour plus) which captures the rotation of the earth, streaking the stars across the sky... [link]
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nmdelgado Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hi there! Congratulations on a lovely picture. :aww:

I has been featured at this [link]

Please, give it a visit and support your fellow features. :thanks:
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hey thanks a bunch:)
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nmdelgado Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
You're quite welcome. Thank you for sharing! ;)
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lullaby-gardens Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
beautiful........
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
:bow:
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lullaby-gardens Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
:kiss::kiss:
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DragonDew Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I love how this is taken from a totally different perspective to the usual shots and also love that you use it's proper name!
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
yeah it seems they are trying to ditch the name of Ayres Rock... i didn't see it too much anywhere:hmm:
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DragonDew Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
It's a lame name, it's more than a 'rock':giggle:
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
looks amazing!!!
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Its an amazing place;) Cheers!
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vombatusv8 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot Cain

how do you manage to blend 80 30sec exposures?
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Cheers mate! theres a programs going around called startrails.exe that does it all... otherwise you can stack all the images in photoshop and select the correct blend option for a similar result;)
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sdeeth Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
friggin rad dude!
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Cheers man:D
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Keokee Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Wow this is really cooL!
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Glad ya think so:D
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musicfreak937 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010   Photographer
one word: Amazing! :D :heart:
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D :bow:
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CamelliaRaspberry Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
AMAZING :)
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
:aww:
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Cameron-Jung Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you lucky bastard
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
its only a short drive away;p
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turq-dorian Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Writer
Oooooooohhhh! Ahhhhhhh!
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Wicked stuff. Kudos

aF
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Cheers mate:D
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animecrazed2460 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Woah. Oh my gosh this is an amazing shot. It defies words.
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bewareTheIdesOFMe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic, beautiful and creative. Long exposures always give such amazing results :)
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thankyou:D They really add a surreal touch to life...
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alltheweirdkidsknow Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Wow. that is amazing! love it!!
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
glad ya like it:D
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
great! :D i'd love to go somewhere and take something like that... :D
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
just do it i say:D
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
i will! i need to find somewhere that's more remote though, as i live in the middle of a big city :D thank you! :D
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