Orion in the Pines


The constellation of Orion rises over tall pines deep in the forest. Orion is a winter constellation; to get this shot of it in the late summer I had to get up before dawn. As I ended the exposure, the first faint brightening of the eastern horizon was announcing an end to the night.

Date: September 5, 2005
Time: 4:23 a.m. to 4:59 p.m. MST
Location: Mogollon Rim, north of Strawberry, Arizona
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod
Film: Fuji Provia 100F slide
Focal length: 40 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure time: 36 minutes
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

Revised: July 29, 2006
Copyright © 2005 Joe Orman
Back to Star Trails Gallery
Back to Joe Orman's Photo Pages
Back to Joe Orman's Home Page