Nocturnal by grizzlysghost

Nocturnal

Last night's drive was to serve two purposes:

1: Get some more night driving in for my son, who needs at least 10 hours supervised before he can get his license.

2: See if the skies over Lake McDonald are clear enough for some high ISO star trails and if so, set up the camera and see what I can get.

I succeeded on both counts :) This shot is made up of 44 30-second images at f/4.5 and 2000 ISO.

I title this "Nocturnal" because each frame is pretty quiet, but when all put together it turns out to have been pretty busy, with vehicle lights showing through the trees, and many campers in tents on the far side of the lake. And let's not fail to mention the great cloud movement and mysterious Aurora Borealis!

And if you look closely, you will see a plane has cut diagonally across the entire scene.

Which brings me to this final little gem; doesn't everyone wish they had a Tattoo of their very own? Ahhh, takes me back to nights of Love Boat and Fantasy Island; good times! :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x_QbVDlLbI

PP 17 August 2013
Awesome star trails! :)
August 16th, 2013  
August 16th, 2013  
has to be a Fav. Just sublime.
August 16th, 2013  
Fantastic!
August 16th, 2013  
Wow, the perfect place for stars. Great star trails. fav
August 16th, 2013  
Gorgeous! How did you merge all the photos together?
August 16th, 2013  
Nia
Amazing shot(s)! Fav. I too am tackling the teach to drive this summer - cant seem to breathe in enough as we get too darn close to other cars!
August 16th, 2013  
Spectacular !!
August 16th, 2013  
Gorgeous shot! Fav.
August 16th, 2013  
Aaron, great looking place and nice stacking of the night shots! I must get back to this area soon! Thanks!
August 16th, 2013  
I wish i could do the same... this is truly impressive... perfect fav!
August 16th, 2013  
Very cool
August 16th, 2013  
big time fav
August 16th, 2013  
Very nice job.
August 16th, 2013  
This is great. I like the symmetry of the foreground, and the rings of star trails add so much interest,
August 16th, 2013  
cool shot
August 16th, 2013  
Speechless! :)
August 16th, 2013  
as always incredible shot! wonderful star trails!
August 16th, 2013  
Vee
Another beauty!! Fav!
August 16th, 2013  
love this, has to be a FAV..............looking forward to it getting dark early in the UK as I am particularly useless at staying up late!
August 16th, 2013  
Love this one!
August 16th, 2013  
Wonderful!
August 16th, 2013  
Awesome capture. A fav
August 17th, 2013  
Super reflections and trails, not to mention the color effects.
August 17th, 2013  
Great shot. Fave for me.
August 17th, 2013  
that show always creeped me out... but i love the colour of the star trails in this shot :)
August 17th, 2013  
Stellar - Fav!
August 17th, 2013  
Truly magical! FAV!
August 17th, 2013  
Another Amazing capture Aaron...Fav.
August 17th, 2013  
This is awesome! A fav!
August 17th, 2013  
Awesome shot and star trails! But, thanks btw, now I can't get "the plane, the plane" out of my head!
August 17th, 2013  
Another fine night photo. The different colors in star trails always surprise me. Good technique as always.
August 17th, 2013  
A great looking night sky, and yes I remember that old time favorite tv program
August 17th, 2013  
fantastic.
August 17th, 2013  
Wonderful star trails,great capture!!
August 17th, 2013  
FAV*lous !!
August 19th, 2013  
superb.
August 20th, 2013  
Superfab
August 21st, 2013  
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