Star Tracks

That holiday we traveled farther and beyond… hundreds of miles…
In search of darkness and peace… an escape from lights and sounds…
We reached the distant sand dunes of Liwa… felt so welcoming and friendly!

All to see the gloomy sky’s pitch black as pitch black, on such an amazingly starry night.
It’s a divinely feel to sight ten-thousand twinkles of stars… in never-ending breadth and depth…
Sheer angelic experience… Set aside everything else for these celestial shimmering wonders… and blink!

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What is otherwise invisible to the naked eyes, the stars we see – only kept moving and didn’t leave a trail or tail.
However, a DSLR camera can capture and record time-lapse images of moving stars in a galaxy, and with the help of image
stacking software, we can create images of star trails – a wonderful payoff indeed! -for the hours spend waiting and photo-shooting!

Since these are long exposure images, the shoot location has to be having minimal or no light, to avoid light pollution. These are shot from Liwa,
far-off from the cosmopolitan capital, Abu Dhabi.

There is another greater aspect that preserved our enthusiasm – our favorite activities – Food & Photography – barbeque fires & star photography! Left us sleepless!

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This is the Desert Wingz’ challenge # 8 “Star trails”. I agree very much that this was one of a challenge and experience which I would again go for, in future.

Participants:
Nivin’s Wollreflections
Henry GL Photography
Shafeels Photography
& Firasz Photography

Plus, adding to Skywatch Friday photo challenge & NatureFootstep meme-Catching the light.

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