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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Mountains
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Ball Ridge, Glaciers, Mountains, New Zealand Southern Alps, Night, Star Trails, Stars
Photo Info

Dimensions4912 x 7360
Original file size27.8 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken7-Nov-14 03:22
Date modified3-Mar-16 15:04
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D800E
Focal length36 mm
Focal length (35mm)36 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure180s at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
As Time Passes By ...

As Time Passes By ...

After a storm a few days ago and an overnight snow fall, it took us 6 hours to climb to the Ball Ridge from the Ball Hut with 700 meters elevation gain. We then camped two nights along the Ball Ridge.

On 7 November 2014 at 3:30am, at this 1750 m high viewpoint of Ball Ridge, I set up my camera and began multiple exposures towards the sky. After 90 minutes I was able to capture the beautiful star trails, while the pre-dawn twilight already started to shine the glacier mountain ridges.