Flight paths over Lake Union, Seattle. (5D3+24/1.4 star trails)

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Flight paths over Lake Union, Seattle. (5D3+24/1.4 star trails)
Jan 18, 2013

This is about 60 individual 30-second exposures layered together in Photoshop.  A single long one would have left the foreground horribly over-exposed, and with the fog rolling in toward the end, the sky wouldn't have looked great either.  There are a few big gaps in the jet trails where I did a brief experiment with my new camera, and there are about 60 gaps in each star trail.  Luckily I needed to reduce the image so much to make an 8x12" print that the gaps in the star trails don't show up.

I shot this from the roof of my friend's condo.

South Lake Union.

This was f/5.6 and any zoom that passes through 24 mm could have shot it.  But I love and adore the 24 mm f/1.4 L, and I like having a nice, bright viewfinder.

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