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Circles on the ruins

Circles on the ruins
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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-26
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 33, Canon EF 17-40mm f4L
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): israel landscapes, Star Trails [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-12 14:00
Viewed: 5263
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture is a direct continuation for my former posts Moving in circles and Moving in circles, Ver II.
I liked the result in the second picture of mine, the light on the hill with the tree was almost perfect, but something disturbed me a little bit, the picture looks a bit 'flat'. In this version I tried to give the picture more depth.
I used in this picture FujiChrome Velvia 100F and this slide gave me those tones, this is the beautiful thing about this picture, I didn't know what were going to be the sky tones and I was very surprised to see the red halo.
The exposure time in this picture was about 7 hours and this is the full frame picture.

I hope you will like this, I think that this my best picture in 2006.

For more technical details you can see my former posts (the links above).

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Absolutely amazing photograph Elroyie.

A seven hour exposure is a testament to your technique and having everything correct before embarking else it could have all gone to waste!

The ruins in the foreground make this shot have a point of reference and comparison to the gorgeous movement in the time lapsed sky.

Out in Israel you must have very clear air and little light pollution, not many places in the UK where we could get a result like this!

I can see why this is your favourite photo of 2006, you are my newest favourite to!



A pleasure to look at, no more words, except for sending my best regards to you.
Wonderful work, it worths the effort.

Hi Elroyie.
WOW! I think it's one of the best pics I've seen here. 7 hours is a long time and you've absolutely nailed it. Great shot. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-16 11:44]
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Hi Elroyie,
I have missed this great photo...
You are really very good at photographing the star trails. The colors and the tones in this one is simply great! Composition is very interesting with the ruins. During what hours did you exposed this one?
Great work! Bravo and TFS

This is really cool, the background sky gradient is gorgeous. A very well planned out exposure on your part. Well done Elroyie. :)

Great and Excellent ...

I love this technique of yours Elroyie and I will certainly experiment on this. Fantastic work..

Hi Elroyie, this is a stunner!!! Great shot!
Cheers, Luís.

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2007-05-24 18:01]

absolutely stunning photo. The colours are really beautiful and the star trails are superb. also nice composition with the bricks, the shadow really gives the whole shot depth :)

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