La Palma

Sunsets in the sea of clouds over La Palma

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 12/23/2019 - 11:37

We have always been lucky with rented holiday homes on La Palma, but we were particularly impressed by this lonely house at around 1700 m above sea level. Since the hiking trails of the high altitudes started directly at the house, you could save yourself the journey by car and in the evening the sunsets in the sea of ​​clouds over the coastal regions of the island were particularly beautiful.

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Startrails in black and white

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 12/16/2018 - 21:01

And then the clouds came from the sea - despite a recording altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level, this series of recordings was a race against time. But surprisingly, the clouds behind the trees waited until the last picture was in the box and now convey a special look in this black and white composition of the finished star trail picture

 

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Startrails over La Palma

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 12/16/2018 - 21:01

We had rented a nice little house at over 1,600 meters above sea level, which offered ideal conditions for star trail photography. Light pollution is generally low on La Palma and was particularly low here, in the vineyards and above the clouds. In some nights, the sea of clouds over the coastal regions even shielded the light of the towns and settlements there.

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Startrails with rocks over the Atlantic

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 12/13/2018 - 20:35

The interesting rock formations in the north of La Palma can also be used as objects for star trail photography. Here is an example on a - unfortunately - somewhat busy road, so that only about 100 of the 200 pictures were usable. But the picture basically shows the idea of the composition ... even if it is more suitable for documentation than for wall decoration. Or is it?

 

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Startrails with a palm tree

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Tue, 12/11/2018 - 20:51

Opening a star trail tent over the palm trees of La Palma is not easy with wind and long exposure times. But it worked just fine with a single palm. Alternatively, a photo of the desired scenery could be taken with better lighting, which can be added to the star trail recording using the appropriate software. But it didn't happen here.

 

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