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Marsco Star Trails on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Taken with Bronica ETRSi.
Marsco Star Trails. Isle of Skye, Scotland. Astrophotography using black and white film.
This is 1 shot and apart from bring cropped a little is a straight scan of the negative. Taken on the Isle of Skye, Scotland – February 2019. I love that feeling when you see a negative like this, something kinda special! Marsco Star Trails!
If this was a digital shot it would be 200+ shots then all photoshopped together, this is the beauty of film reciprocity where you can record light (the star trails) for a long time due to the film not recording at the same rate a digital sensor would do.
Working out reciprocity refers to the relationship whereby the total light energy – proportional to the total exposure, the product of the light intensity and exposure time, controlled by aperture and shutter speed, respectively – determines the effect of the light on the film. Anyway, it worked and I love it! This shot was even developed in the cottage I was staying in on the Isle of Skye, I just couldn’t wait to see if it had worked out.
The technical details:
- Film: Fuji Acros 100
- 1989 Bronica ETRSi with 50mm lens
- Exposure: 1 hour 40 minutes!
- Tripod: Three Legged Thing – Winston
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