Taken 10-Jan-13
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Photo Info

Dimensions5340 x 3559
Original file size11.2 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken10-Jan-13 18:14
Date modified13-Jan-13 16:21
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeSONY
Camera modelDSLR-A700
Max lens aperturef/1
Exposure1/80 at f/1
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto bracket
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom0x
Crater Floor Star Trails

Crater Floor Star Trails

One of my earliest attempts at Star Trails was taken from this crater in Lanzarote last year. Then there was a high wind and quite a few clouds around. This time it was a crystal clear sky with little wind. Another difference was using the fisheye lens to get more of the Crater Rim in the image which I think gives a more dramatic look

This was taken from the floor of the crater Montana Cuervo near Masdache, Lanzarote. It is not as well visited as many places on the Island. It requires an easy 20 minute flat walk on a footpath from the road to the base of the Crater. Round the right hand side there is a great gash in the Crater wall permitting easy access to the crater floor. There are large numbers of rocks scattered across the Crater floor.