Star Trails Above Mt. Pinos
Star trails are an attractive and easy shot to make; they to take a bit of time to take though. You set up a camera pointed at the sky and take a long(the longer the better) shot or series of shots of the sky(with multiple shots you have to combine them in Photoshop). This shot is pointed north at Polaris over Mt. Pinos(last seen in our visit to the Carrizo Plain). This shot is not quite perfect, someone forgot to check to make sure his camera’s battery was fully charged before leaving home and also forgot to pack an extra battery(it was in the IR camera bag), so the series of shots was only about 40 minutes. I also didn’t capture enough of the foreground to get the light painting I was doing(I had to use my NX1 to do the foreground shot).