Namibian Star Trail
Capturing the rotation of the stars in a single frame isn't easy, but the payoff is worth it. I nabbed this shot on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia, where massive sand dunes flow directly into the ocean creating one of the wildest landscapes on earth. I set my camera on a tripod with a relatively wide angle lens set at f/5.6 for more depth of field. Using a shutter cable, I manually kept the shutter open for about 47 minutes to capture the moving sky. During that time, I used a flashlight to illuminate the sand dunes and my camper with light.
TOOLS: Canon 1Ds Mark III, 21mm, 47 minutes, f/5.6, ISO 200