Here is an hour long star streak photo taken near Washoe Lake, NV. Nearby traffic lit up the face of the tree during the exposure and the orange sky pollution near the horizon is from Reno.

Stars over a dead tree

Specs: Nikon D300, 10.5mm 2.8, just over an hour’s worth of stacking, ISO 1000 at f/3.2

Be sure to check out my guide to star streak photos.

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  1. Wanda
    on September 6th, 2008

    Great shot. I want to try this out in the desert. I was amazed at the number of stars that were visible last time there.

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