Stars above a windmill

One thing I had in mind for quite some time, was taking pictures a picture at night showing the movement of the stars. To show this movement, you need a long exposure. However, digital sensors are not at their best during a long exposure. They get overheated and cause a lot of noise. The picture above was made by stacking 52 images with 20 seconds exposure. The advantage of this is also that the windmill isn’t overexposed.

Not a perfect picture, but I’m satisfied for my first try. I’ll definitely try again, even though waiting in the cold for 30 minutes (the time it took to take all these pictures) without something to do, isn’t the most interesting thing to do…

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.


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