When the stars wheeled around

It’s amazing how our perspectives can change in just a short period of time. I shot the above image when I visited the Andaman Islands in late July this year. It was a star trail of about 40 minutes (shot using my Olympus OMD EM-1’s Live Composite feature) with our villa in the foreground. The lens I used for the shot was my trusted M Zuiko 8mm/ f1.8 fisheye, which I have previously used for spectacular shots of the Milky Way (thanks to the f1.8). When I returned from the trip, I didn’t like this image at all. Compared to the other images I had shot, it somehow didn’t match up to my expectations. And yet, when I looked at it now after four months, I felt this was actually quite a nice shot with just a little processing. It gives a good idea of just how many stars were visible. Although the bright lights of the hotel property were generally a bit of a nuisance, in this shot, the stars far outshine the bright lights.

What do you think?


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Looking at this photo makes me dizzy. 🙃

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      ha ha, steady on!

  2. Lav says:

    I love it, the stars spin on…

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      thank you

  3. Nirmala says:

    It’s indeed a good shot. I like it

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