Have had the idea recently to try and capture the Rainbow Eucalyptus with stars. Of course that requires a clear night and the motivation to get out there and start experimenting. On the way home on 11.26 I decided what better time than now and pulled over and had at it. Now...the location is pretty funny. This is about 50ft off the road on a golf course. So I'm dealing with houses and cars passing pretty frequently (though it was 10pm). After shooting some still stars I turned my attention to the location of the north star (thank you iphone compass). Of course this was shooting back across the road. Rats. I had just shot a few frames the other direction and was getting use to how the passing cars lights were affecting the image so settled in to a composition (my second here)...panned the camera up enough so the cars wouldnt be streaks in the fg and let er rip.
Used my headlamp on the trees for about 45-60s I would guess then sat down and played cards on my phone and waited. I should have kept track of how many cars passed by to light it like this but alas.
Next time I will take a few steps back and try and get Polaris above the tree line.
Single exposure: ~18min, levels/curves to bring down brightness