Polaris

Long exposure (601 seconds) of night sky in Yosemite Valley.

To the center right is Yosemite Peak and framed above it is Polaris, the center of rotation for the star trails (well, the Earth, but you know what I mean). The Milky Way is visible in the middle.

PHOTO DATA

Posted: December 21, 2009  /   Taken: November 15, 2009

Camera: Canon EOS 50D

Focal Length: 10mm  /  Shutter Speed: 601 seconds  /  Aperature: f/3.5  /  ISO: 400

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2 Comments

  • Douglas on December 21, 2009
  • gorgeous!

  • Trond Wuellner on December 22, 2009
  • I really like how you got the processing of this just right. Excellent photo!