Still Yet Spinning
This is from after a sunset drive out to the Pawnee National Grasslands in northeastern Colorado. Any major cites are a good 35 or more miles away, but the light pollution is still fairly strong. The light pollution certainly made for an interesting sky show here with some patterns in the sky I've not photographed before (see the almost inverted red rainbow lips looking glow?).
It's pretty amazing to think in roughly 24 minutes that the Earth rotates as much as the star trails indicate here. This was made even more amazing to me as I waited an equal amount of time for two jets to get out of the frame before I pressed the shutter, heh. ;-)
Shot notes: I felt like a break from stacking for the heck of it, so this is all one 24 minute exposure. I truly lucked out and no more jets came across the frame for the entire exposure at f/5.0 and 500 ISO on my Tokina 11-16. LENR was on. The gaps on the reflected star trails are odd, I think they were caused from when it got windy for a bit.
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