Let's be clear, I don't think to be at the level of Van Gogh's paintings, but the startrails makes me thing about some night painting he was doing, with spirals to draw the stars.
This shot was taken in White Pocket, in a very cold night.
This shot is a stack of 180 photos of 60s stacked together in post processing, I was allowing to limit the noise and to better clean and remove the lot of planes pollution crossing in the sky during the 3hrs.
The foreground is coming from a shot taken 30min after sunset.
Next time I will do such startrails, I will decrease a bit the iso level, too much remaing stars in the sky !
You're right, it's the Van Gogh colors and also the way he played with the background of his images. I can clearly recognize him, you must have had the same feeling when chosing the title. Wow did you go and sleep during these three hours? You know we see this from our warm offices and living rooms but what stands behind such a shot is very often quite painful. Doing images in a cold night is hard work. The result is really exciting, Yves, so much going on out in the sky. I bet it had many aircrafts going over. You can do flightwatch, it's crazy what a cluster of airplanes are up there.
sevy (2015/12/07 10:04:26): Yes I was surprised to see so many planes crossing above this place, right in the way to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
A bit painful for night shots.
THis is a real work of art, and there is a semblance of Van Gogh in it, no doubt. I admire you for your courage braving the cold night. I admire you also for your artistic inspiration and for the way you executed it..
Wow! A lot of work to get to the final image and I appreciate your post details in the notes.
Yes, it does ave that Van Gough look to it. Just a small comment from the peanut gallery, I think that moving the center of the star trail down to just behind the peak might have just a bit more impact. (That is just my gut reaction speaking) I do think you have met your vision with this image. I do like it on many aspects and layers. WOW!
the location is already a treat, the star trail make my head spin. I get dizzy looking at it :) A very artistic shot and a very dedicated effort to get this kind of image. My admiration for your effort. I couldn't do such photo because I don't have the patience and talent for it.
...yes, it has a Van Goh painting of Scream quality to it.
Patience et longueur de temps ..... il en faut pour une telle photo (ou devrais-je plutot dire une telle compilation de photos!)
Je vois bien l'allusion et ça me plait bien.
En tout cas bel effort et un effet visuel garanti.
3 hours to make one image!!! I bow to your patience, tenacity and perseverance. I recognise the shape of the hill in White Pocket. Great result.
Looking at Van Gogh's Starry Night, he had more than one galaxy I think! Artistic licence! ☺
J'ai sauté le pas et me suis inscrit ici.
Photo bien pensée et superbement réalisée (il faut tenir 3 heures par grand froid!), sans compter le travail de post production.
Vincent doit se retourner dans sa tombe!
sevy (2015/12/11 14:28:29): Non, non, pas fou. J'ai mis le truc en place, vérifié que ça marchait correctement puis je suis retourné dans la tente et le sac de couchage pour revenir 3h plus tard. Trop froid sinon.
I was wondering why you were getting out of your sleeping bag and the tent all the time. Now I see why! :-)
Quite funny, as this was your first trip to White Pocket and mine ... OMG, I even lost count ... and I do not know how often I have tried to make this very same shot and never succeeded.
Did you notice that there is a little smiley in the center of the star trails?