I'm not exactly sure what that is, but it may be!mackmgg: Very cool shot! Is that an Iridium satellite flare off to the right? Capturing Iridium flares is one of my hobbies... Also, was that a road going up the mountain, lights for night skiing or something else?
I'm willing to bet it was an Iridium satellite flare, as it looks just like how they appear in a long exposure. Here is a Wikipedia article that talks more about them and has some photos. There is also a website called Heavens-Above.com that predicts when, where and how brightly they will occur once you enter in your location. The flares only last a few seconds so they are a fun challenge to photograph!I'm not exactly sure what that is, but it may be!
Thanks, jabbott. Hehe, am I that predictable? I guess so because, yeah, I did use TPE for this one (shot six months ago before I knew about GE's sun mode). This was shot on private property where I was staying for a long weekend to visit with family. It is very light-challenged land, at least in my favorite part of it, this gorge with the stream at the bottom. Because of its tricky situation, it's not a place I would go as a photo destination in itself, but there I was for three days with some camera equipment and nothing better to do. So I worked out with TPE when I might possibly get some low-ish sun in that gorge. Turned out that January, when I was there, is the one time of the year when the rising sun will shine into the gorge at a relatively low angle, once it clears a hill southeast of the gorge. TPE allowed me to measure the height of that hill and to calculate to within about 10 minutes when the sun would clear it. I'm not a morning person, so I was not willing to get out of bed and do the hike that early without some guarantee of a pay-off!Phrasikleia: I am a fan of your photos, this one included! I like the long shadow angle of the subject cast across the long exposure stream. I also like the seemingly paradoxical path that the water takes. Did you use The Photographer's Ephemeris and/or the Sun mode in Google Earth to ensure good lighting and sun angle for this shot?
Thanks for the comments. This was taken at Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, AZ. The "hilly" or wave type patterns were generated by basically christmas type lights that are strung across the bridge above it.taybo20: Interesting shot. I like the lines drawn by the bridge shadows and the blue/yellow color scheme. Where was this taken if you don't mind my asking? This one is a bit of an enigma for me.
ThanksLaird Knox: Nice shot of the Milky Way! You must have been away from civilization for this one, as the Milky Way shots I've taken near town have a reddish hue. Do you know what the line was? If I had to guess, I would say it was a space shuttle or the ISS, because aircraft tend to show strobe lights well even with long exposures. I'd be curious to know what ISO you used for this shot as well -- it appears to be very well exposed without an abundance of ISO noise. It might have been neat to light paint the trees below with a flashlight, assuming they were close enough by.