Ravenswood in Queensland is an historic town founded on the gold boom of the late 1800s. I was out there to shoot ‘star trails’ – a combination of hundreds of individual photos.

One of the most critical factors is the need for a dark sky, so getting at least 100 kilometres from a city is important.

The first image I took was of the church (30 seconds at f/4.5 at 100 ISO) and then I waited a couple of hours to take just over 200 photos of the sky, one after the other (30 seconds at f/5.0 at 1000 ISO) to create this final image.

The camera was a Canon 5DMkIII with a Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L MkII.

Cameron Laird,
Townsville, QLD

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