Star Trails © Marsel van Oosten

Marsel van Oostan

written by: Marsel van Oosten

Namibia is not only the least densely populated country in the world; it is also one of the driest. The clear desert air is perfect for shooting stars and star trails. I had planned the trip to coincide with the new moon so that we would have pitch-dark nights with lots of stars. For my first exposure, I waited until the sun had set and the sky was already quite dark, so no need for any filters −the foreground was lighter than the sky. The 30-second exposure with my Nikon D3, AF-S 17-35/2.8 lens, was enough to pick up some Read more »