Petko Angelo in Setubal, Portugal
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From Petko about this image:
I've been photographing star trails for a long time(probably the main thing that got me into photography) Recently I upgraded my gear to a full frame body(Nikon D750) and got the Samyang 14mm 2.8. This gear got me inspired again to go and shoot at night. So one of the first places I shot was a beautiful beach near the town I live in, Setubal, Portugal.
I went there around sunset, chose my framing and took some shots at dusk. My idea was to use one of those images as a base to get some pretty colours. After that I waited until the stars appear and it is dark enough to make some 5minute exposures, I was testing a remote control I got, so that's the reason. I started shooting the long exposures around the astronomical dusk.
The flares you see on the right and the left appeared due to a sudden humidity on the beach which made the light from the passing cars in the distance to be more visible and somehow entered my camera. On the last images it was also dark enough for the milky way to appear so you can see it on the left side of the startrail.
The reflections of the village in the distance were caused by the rising tides.
I finished shooting earlier than expected because the water was almost coming over my tripod, but still had a pleasant time enjoying the sounds of the waves crashing near me.
Also I didn't correct the lens distortion, kinda digging it for now.
Base image: ISO 100 / f 3.2 / 1.6s 14mm
Star Trail: 18 Images; ISO 100 / f 5.6 / 300s 14mm