While wandering through the Sahyadri, I do love to observe the surroundings lively, for tiny flowers, trees, lakes, mountains or either the any piece of art, that nature has created. Night sky has developed a great interest in me, that had lend me some good Milky Way Pictures.
STAR TRAIL, this was shot during our last camping around NASIK, India! my first experience with shooting star trails was a bitter or funny, I along with some friends went on expedition, left our match box at home! so no fire that day we tried everything to lite to lite up fire including all the methods BEAR GRYLLS had described in his shows, and the others we know, but nothing worked in our favor. so we did our dinner fruits, without camp fire and all. While chatting i decided to try my first ever star trail but we don’t have intervalometer with us, I took some trail exposes, we succeed in that, and we shot around 100-125 shots that too manually! in between i checked if its going ok and found the all the frames coming out black upon investigation found the lens cap was there on the lens! all the efforts were lost!
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काडेपेटी, लेन्स कॅप व स्टारट्रेल
मित्रांनो २०११-१२ मध्ये मी, गणेश शिरसाठ, संजय अमृतकर, सुमेध वर्तक आणि सागर जोशी अलंग किल्ल्यावर गेलो, “काडेपेटी” घरी, आम्ही मुक्कमाला किल्ल्यावर! बीअर ग्रील्स याने सांगीतलेले व इतर सर्व आग पेटवायचे प्रयोग करुन सगळे थकले! चुल पेटली, कॅंप फायरही झाली नाही. मग रात्री गप्पा मारता मारता सहज डोक्यात आले की स्टार ट्रेल शुट करु, म्हणून ट्रायल एक्स्पोजर घेतलं, समाधानकारक परीणाम मिळाला, मी, सागर, सुमेध खुश!! मग मी पुढील तयारी करुन गप्पा मारता मारता मी १००-१२५ एक्स्पोजर्स (मॅन्यअली इंटरव्हल टायमर ट्रीगर न लावता) घेतली! मध्येच एकदा चेक करुन पहावं म्हणून प्ले करुन बघितले तर कायच दिसायला तयार नाही, सगळा काळोख! सगळं उलट तपासनीस पाहीलं तर लेन्स कॅप पुढे लागलेलीच राहिली, परीणामी सगळी मेहनत वाया!
It was a starry night, though during the dusk and the whole day was a bit dull, cloudy i had wished to shoot a star trail here at this most thrilling location, windy chilling, just below the Konkan Cliff, a huge basalt rock wall was guarding us on one side, on the other its Rohidas-Kalbhairav peak. My LUCK was great the sky opend up i was happy at the moment i quickly prepared my camera for the shoot in the right direction, and the result is this amazing STAR TRAIL.
I along with Prashant, dnyaneshwar, Ammar and Pradip along with two local guides Kamlu and Ratan went on a thrilling trek to Rohidas-Kalbhairav, between we camped just below the famous Konkan Cliff of Harishchandra Fort, one of the most iconic place in Maharashtras history.
We all were exerted during the day as it was huge climb, at 7pm we reached desired camping site. Prepared tasty curry and rice for the dinner. it was chill all around and under the open sky, watching the stars, it was a mesmerizing experience.