Polaris Star Trails and Ocotillos


A six-hour exposure looking north on a moonless desert night. The city glow of distant Palm Springs lights up the horizon just enough to silhouette the ocotillo plants on the hillside.

Date: March 20-21, 2004
Time: 9:49 p.m. - 3:57 a.m. PST
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod
Film: Kodak Ektachrome E200 slide
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/11-16
Exposure time: 6 hours and 8 minutes
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

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Revised: June 8, 2004
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