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This star trail photo was taken seven days after "Seven", when our week in Nelson was over, as we continued our exploration of the South Island. We had explored Wharariki Beach all day and I spent some time there capturing sunset. On our way back to the Holiday Park, I noticed this tree that was well lit by the park office lights directly behind me. Having been shown the location of the Southern Cross, I knew what angle I could set this up so that the stars “rotated” around the tree. If I remember correctly, this photo shoot was slightly over 2 hours.

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