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The wreck in Karpathos island. We spent 14 hour in the place being molested by the winds and sea water but we didn't want to press our luck making the one mile trek multiple times since we were violating military ground by being there. At the end of this adventure all the equipment was covered in brine and I could literally make my trousers stand straight up when I took them off at the room we were renting :)

This was shot just when the full moon past the field of view of the lens. That rendered useless any long exposure therefore this is a stack of 1300 shots

Hope you like it.

Location: maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=35…


*Settings for the base photograph*
Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 60''
ISO: 100
Flash: Did not fire
VR: OFF
Filters: -
Tripod: YES




*Settings for the star trails* 1300x
*tech stuff
Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 2'' with 1" interval
ISO: 6400
Flash: Did not fire
VR: OFF
Filters: -
Tripod: YES
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-03-31
Suggester said; "The star trails across the sky look absolutely amazing! Combined with the shipwreck, and in monochrome, it creates a beautifully poignant yet desolate atmosphere."

StarryNight by *KirlianCamera ( Suggested by GraphiteColours and Featured by Anoya )
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Timekeeper9 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Spectacular image!
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RemiGarciaPhoto Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Absolutely Great :wow:
i'm definitely likin' it :clap: ..and of of course many congrat's with the DD, fully deserved :clap:
:+favlove:

PS : when you say "stack of 1300 shots"... do you mean you made 1300 shots of 2min with 1min between each ? Stacking the whole stuff must have been very long for your computer, as D3S nef files are that smaller :D

Anyway, good job, really impressed, keep up there good work !!
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!

it is 2 seconds not minutes with an interval of 1 second. 1300*2min would be 43 hours. :P

I did the startrails shot in jpg but it can be done in NEF as well it just takes more computing time.
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RemiGarciaPhoto Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much for the explanation !! It helps a lot :) And your result is really good :clap:

As a KirlianCamera tribute (lol), I've tried a little bit tonight on 50 shots, to understand the stacking process, and merged the pictures with StarStax, but unfortunately the result is not as good as i wanted it to be. Do you have any suggestion of a better software ?

Thanks by advance, and keep on the good work dude !! :clap: :+favlove:
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RemiGarciaPhoto Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Absolutely Great :wow:
i'm definitely likin' it :clap: ..and of of course many congrat's with the DD, fully deserved :+favlove:

PS : when you say "stack of 1300 shots"... do you mean you made 1300 shots of 2min with 1min between each ? Stacking the whole stuff must have been very long for your computer, as D3S nef files are that smaller :D

Anyway, good job, really impressed, keep up there good work !! ;)
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my my journal!


[link]
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JasonKaiser Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
Featured :: [link] ::
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Kataklysmicemperor66 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Astoundingly breathtaking!! Also good example of showcasing the true power that lies hidden in a 50mm f/1.4 at 6400 ISO.
Allso the fact that were and how you shot it I have a lot of respect for hehe, sometimes we have to take that risk in nature or wild in this insatnce too get our shot we want, we sit and wait and capture our prey (exposure).
:boogie:
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
I was more worried about the dogs than nature to tell you the truth :D

thank you :D
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baileysmomentsintime Featured By Owner May 17, 2011   Photographer
Please enjoy a beautiful compilation of APN work in my journal, including yours! You may find it here, if you're interested: [link] Have a great day :wave:
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HawkEagleWolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Why on Earth is this not a print? It's such an amazing shot. :)
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:iconkirliancamera:
KirlianCamera Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
all my work is available as prints just not through here.

thank you :)
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HawkEagleWolf Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Your welcome. :) I'll definitely keep that in mind. :D
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GRM1232 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011   Photographer
Wow, absolutely fantastic!
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks George :)
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FaMz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
I thought this looked very familiar in the DD section :D

Congrats Kozy!!! ;)
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much my dear :)
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FaMz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
most welcome!!! :hug:
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here: [link]
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Thunderpurr Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011   Photographer
Wow, this is great! You are a real inspiration for me-keep up the good work!
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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Myriam111 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Wonderful shot! :phae:
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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cindy1701d Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Very nice shot. :)
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks :)
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cindy1701d Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
your welcome.
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Congratulations. :-)
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you mate :)
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Horzescu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
extraordinary...i've seen a lot of polaris effect photos, being a real fan of the genre, but this one goes to my favorites simply because of the amount of work that went in to the making of it :D ...well done...your patience was worth it ;)
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
well the outcome matters. Liking a picture just because it is technically skillful for me is not a valid criteria. But I am glad you think it stands out from the rest :)
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Anoya Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Photographer
Hi!

I just wanted to let you know that this has been featured in the APN Daily Deviations - March 2011 news article

:hug:
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Flyy1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this deviation in my journal...
[link]

Hope you don't mind.
:)
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katoptris15 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist
woah dats really cool :)
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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TheJeremieProject Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Photographer
wow amazing
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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TheJeremieProject Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student Photographer
its nothing D
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Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Many photographs are the end result of much hard work and lots of patience. Without the artist's comments, one would not realize the ordeal involved in the creation of such a stunning piece. Incredible.
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
glad you liked the result and the insight behind it :)
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Draconis-de-Christus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
There is something timeless and sad about this photo compilation. It could speak very easily of the passage of time, the power of decay, and even the brevity of mankind's systems on earth... The monochrome adds to the impact, to the cold feeling of the image...
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
I am glad you like it :)

thank you
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Wow man...
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
:D
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Tinilica Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
beautiful :)
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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darkVOID42 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply great and worth the efford! :+fav:
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks :)
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shear-atmos-fear Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Really spectacular. I'm a big fan of star strails in an amazing setting :)
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
:thanks:
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bRoKeNgRiN Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice picture! I've been wanting to experiment with pictures like this, but I haven't tried yet. How do you get your ISO so high though? I have a Nikon D6000, but I don't think my ISO settings get this high. Is this only available on the higher models? Just curious.
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