Star Trails Over Grand Canyon

Posted by Don Smith (California, United States) on 23 April 2012 in Landscape & Rural.


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I am in Tusayan, Arizona for the start of my Northern Arizona Workshop. Last night Gary Hart and I shot from Lipan Point along the south rim. This is a 30-minute exposure.

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Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Looks like it works out to 33.733333 minutes, to be exact....But it only takes me an instant to realize this is a big slice of heaven. Thank you for this one! I am on the mend and all kinds of other stuff going on - will be out (for the most part) until June sometime. Best of luck to you and Gary - sure wish I were there ;-)

23 Apr 2012 4:21pm

@Denny Jump Photo: You must have that calculator out Denny - you are correct! We took the group out last night. On a short break, then back at it. Hope all is well.

Sarah from Tehran, Iran

Superb framing and great details...

23 Apr 2012 7:41pm

LauraS from Chico, United States


23 Apr 2012 8:33pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! That is amazing for just 30 minutes!

24 Apr 2012 12:04am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

great image, well done!

24 Apr 2012 9:10am

George Warren Ziegler from Northern California, United States

Half an hour, 2024 seconds, 33.73333... minutes - its all the same to me, and it's obvious that it adds up to a wonderful view of the night sky. Can't wait to get my D800 and go head-to-head on these night shots with you. Hope you and Gary are having fun.

24 Apr 2012 5:51pm

@George Warren Ziegler: Hi George. We are in Page, just finished Antelope Canyon. Gary says hi. I will get to test my camera against the D800 next week. I'll let you know what I think. Hope all is well.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

30 minutes of wonderful exposure to capture the star trails!

25 Apr 2012 1:36pm

mimbi from tehran, Iran

amazing shot

25 Apr 2012 2:29pm

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Etonnant !

28 Apr 2012 10:36am

Mike from California, United States

Cool shot Don...I'm still amazed what you can capture on these sensors.

29 Apr 2012 8:15pm

@Mike: We need to revisit many of our favorite night spots Mike - loving the results from this camera!

James Guillory Photography from Garner, United States

Smith, Well worth the wait. Cool image...

30 Apr 2012 7:47pm

@James Guillory Photography: Thanks Jimmy!

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
2024 seconds
ISO 200
24 mm

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