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Raining Stars
Lens: Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7 Camera: Pentax K2000 Photo Location: Sedona, Arizona ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: >6s Aperture: F2.8 
Posted By: SMPhoto, 07-01-2010, 05:21 PM

It was around midnight when I decided I just couldn't get to sleep. I was feeling the 'creative fire' burning, and my little K2000 was calling me. So I got dressed, grabbed my camera bag, and took it for a little midnight stroll. Down maybe a block from my house is Castle Rock, and as always for Sedona, the sky was nothing but stars. So I did something I'd been wanting to do for a while and set up my tripod, putting a new set of AA's in my camera, taking out my newly-marketplace-bought Remote Control F, and setting to work.



30 minutes later (it was cold and my thumb was sore as hell from holding it down on the remote) I wrapped up, and as I had hoped, came out with one exposure I was truly happy with. Albeit a 230s, or about 3 minute, exposure.
Hope you enjoy.


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07-01-2010, 06:10 PM   #2
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I like the shot especially the different colorization of the individual stars.--charliezap
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Charliezap: Thanks very much! Only a Pentax can pick those colors up so well..
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I was puzzled by the title before I saw the image. Indeed! I love the concept and the shot!

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Many thanks, Gawan!
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Great shot! Ha, time to get a locking cable release. Hats off holding it down so long.
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Haha, thanks Tuco. I would if I could, but I can't find one for the K2000!
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Yes, I enjoy.
Very well done.

But the name Castle Rock made me think of Stephen King.

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That sucks. You could get one of those small, plastic C-clamps at a hardware store and put a spacer on the remote button and c-clamp it down.
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I was thinking about that. The Remote Contrrol F's button is sorta sensitive though, I noticed that when I shifted my thumb just a little bit downward it would act as if I had released the button. I'll give it a shot though
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great title... and composition !! creative and inventive... dave m
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QuoteOriginally posted by KarenH Quote
Yes, I enjoy.
Very well done.

But the name Castle Rock made me think of Stephen King.
QuoteOriginally posted by dcmsox2004 Quote
great title... and composition !! creative and inventive... dave m
Thanks guys!
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Great photo!!

I need to take a trip back up to Sedona. Hopefully it's a little cooler there :-)
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I don't know about all the pentax line, but the K-7 allows you to set it to open shutter on first click, and close on the second... thus removing the need to hold the button down. You all are probably going to give a me a 'Thanks Dr. Watson' look.

Very nice shot, though. Love the clear skies in the west.
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very nice, great effort!
got to get my remote.
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