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Montenegro startrail by BorisMrdja Montenegro startrail by BorisMrdja
Taken at cape Zavala, between Montenegro towns of Budva and Becici on coast of Adriatic sea

This was the third year in row that I missed the spectacular main event of Perseids meteor shower. Last two years it was full moon and this cloud storm came in and spoiled the fun.
Never the less as soon sky cleared (two nights later:( ) I went to the prepared location and did this image.
Unfortunately combination of light pollution and low ISO did not produce many meteor trails but a nice long startrail it did.

Technical info

Canon 5dII
Canon 15mm fisheye
ISO 100
330x32 sec ~ for total of approximately 3h of startrails
Triggered with Magic Lantern 2.3 (IT WORKS like a charm)

Final image is two image vertical fisheye panorama ~ 180x180 degrees
with stacked star trail on top and light painted bottom frame.
Light painting was done by a hand held MAGlite torch(rocks) and a unsuspecting scuba diver who passed* by and lit the water. (*MANY THANKS FOR THAT WHO EVER YOU ARE!!!)

Developed in LR4
Stacked using Starstax
Stitched using PTgui
Processed in PSCS5
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shljivo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
e svaka cast na fotografiji i na strpljenju !
vttiste Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
First: thank you for explanation, it gives really a plus to the photo! (Compared to many other who has thumbnail sized star photography without any info :) )
Second: amazing work and patience !
Third: amazing result, combination sea (with this light painting from scuba diver), star trails and town in the background! I can honestly say that you can be proud of that one !
Fourth: 52 favourites only for this work ?!? WTF ! I give you one fav more !
mixdouble Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

Great combination of picture and explanation...
the light from the divers is a good thing to remember...

I click the picture for fullsize...
and suddenly open space takes on a new meaning...!
cute little rock becomes a rock monster...high on its back are stairs and handrails...
to an outlook post...!
the wee little patch of grass...turns into a small forrest...

the divers had to go around the cape...
have been in your picture for quite a while...!
must have given you the shivers…
in anticipation of the result…

All in all…great effort…and result…
Greetings Jakob.
MichaelDphotographer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Shoayb Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing startrails shot
dsmfactory Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
amazing!!! and sucha great story as well:)
TheFoolInTheRain Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning work and really helpful information on how it was done
ragnaice Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How lucky you were with these divers, the water looks fantastic, kind of like a lit swimming pool. Very impressive picture :thumbsup:
mima140186 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
auu, baš dobra :)
BorisMrdja Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hvala Mima :)
Gautama-Siddharta Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Fenomenalno. Strasno dobra fotka!
BorisMrdja Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hvala Martine
ozbiljan kompliment kad dolazi iz tvog pera :) :) :)
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Submitted on
August 31, 2012
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