The Celestial Equator from Mynydd Illtud
Image Code: 75048
This photo is the result of a bitterly cold night on Mynydd Illtud. I arrived when it was light and set up my camera equipment to photograph the scene in the light for my "base image" - this meant the grass and water would be seen in the final photo rather than looking completely black. I then waited for around 2 hours in the car with the camera outside, still focused on the same scene. When it was finally dark enough, I started taking a series of one minute photos. Whilst I was doing this, frost formed on the grass outside! Farmers were driving back and forth along the road and must have wondered what on earth I was doing! Back home, I used a technique called "image stacking" to create the trails from the 50 one minute photos I took, using my first photo as the base.
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