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Some pretty pics for your Friday arvo.
June 28, 2012 1:19 PM   Subscribe

Beautiful star-trail timelapse photos, taken at Lake Eppalock in Victoria, Australia.

More of Lincoln Harrison's work can be found at his website and his Flickr stream.
posted by malibustacey9999 (17 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
why are all the patterns circular? kind of annoying that in the whole universe none of the stars move more interestingly than that.
posted by shmegegge at 1:24 PM on June 28, 2012


Would you like to change the earth's rotation to a more interesting motion, like a zigzag?
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College at 1:31 PM on June 28, 2012 [6 favorites]


Things either move on very slow timescales, so the rotation of the Earth is much faster (stars, planets, comets) or much slower (meteors). The Moon is an exception but, well, you wouldn't have many pretty star trails if the moon was in the exposure, because it's so bright.

In the past things used to be deferent.
posted by Talkie Toaster at 1:32 PM on June 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


why are all the patterns circular? kind of annoying that in the whole universe none of the stars move more interestingly than that.

It's not the stars that are moving.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:33 PM on June 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


the devil you say!
posted by shmegegge at 1:37 PM on June 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


They forgot one.
posted by benito.strauss at 1:38 PM on June 28, 2012


Victorian photographer

... wait, where's the steampunk?

ooohhh, from Victoria. Got it.
posted by BungaDunga at 2:08 PM on June 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


in the whole universe none of the stars move more interestingly than that.

One or two do
posted by Twang at 2:13 PM on June 28, 2012


Actually, the first photography of objects beyond Earth was done in the US by John Adams Whipple. Steampunk, maybe -- the image of an early camera at the focus of a giant reflector at Harvard College certainly evokes a steampunky mood -- but alas not Victorian.
posted by Talkie Toaster at 2:39 PM on June 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Similar to this favourite of mine. It's really magical seeing the colours, I think.
posted by Kaleidoscope at 3:15 PM on June 28, 2012 [4 favorites]


Amazing!
posted by Lt. Bunny Wigglesworth at 3:47 PM on June 28, 2012


Knowing how it was done ... priceless.
posted by pdxpogo at 4:35 PM on June 28, 2012


Harrison, 37, bought his first camera in October 2010 to photograph some clothes he planned to sell on eBay.

This is fabulous. See, there's hope for us yet, the (maybe not so) ungifted.
posted by désoeuvrée at 11:55 PM on June 28, 2012


Harrison, 37, bought his first camera in October 2010 to photograph some clothes he planned to sell on eBay.

Reminds me of this snapper who "took up photography as a relaxing hobby two and a half years ago."
posted by Kerasia at 12:33 AM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Beautiful pics by the way. Thanks for posting this. I've tracked down 'for sale' versions here.
posted by Kerasia at 12:34 AM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


That made me smile, Kerasia, there must be an X degrees of separation thing going on. The thank-you card I sent to my secret quonsar in 2010 came from Red Bubble.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 2:00 AM on June 29, 2012


reminds me of Stary Night
posted by Jondo at 7:55 AM on June 29, 2012


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