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Praia da Ursa by TobiasRichter Praia da Ursa by TobiasRichter
A long exposure shows the earth’s rotation in form of paths traced by the stars, except for the polar star that remains at its position because of its alignment with the earth’s axis of rotation. This photo was taken on a clear new moon night at the Praia da Ursa. The beach is located at the western tip of Europe and is permanently exposed to the ocean’s forces, reason for the constantly changing rock formations.

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Given 2011-05-11
Suggester said; "This is probably the best star-trail long exposure I've seen, and easily one of the best landscape photographs in general. The gradient in the sky, the shape of the rocks, the perfect lighting of the foreground, are all integral to the mythical feeling of this photograph. It's like the photographer went back in time and photographed the beginning of a magic spell, or the creation of an interdimensional portal!"

Praia da Ursa by *to-richter ( Suggested by cynop and Featured by Anoya )
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Realmwright Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This makes that spire of rock appear to be responsible for opening some kind of hyperspace wormhole. Very cool!
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome. >w<
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simonebyrne Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Photographer
Amazing work!
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alien7ss Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
awesome
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Photographer
Hii ...great photo.
This beach its an hard cliff to up or down hehehe.
Sintra is my "Home" .. you have been here alone by your self or with some one from here?

Cheers =)
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks, I was alone there but I didn't found the way on the first try.
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:icona2matos:
A2Matos Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   Photographer
If you come back to Portugal... just give a call.
Keep the good work..
Cheers =)
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks I'll do.
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:iconkawthar18:
kawthar18 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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:iconzoomer58:
Zoomer58 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Brilliant--and very patient--shot of the circumpolar star trails!
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:iconvilverinel:
Vilverinel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
it's absolutely fantastic!
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:iconsunriseonthehorizon:
sunriseonthehorizon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Writer
beautiful. simply beautiful. nice work!
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:icontrashins:
Trashins Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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malaugusto Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011   Photographer
This superb work has been featured here: 30 Staggering Examples of Long Exposure Photography.
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GMCPhotographics Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Bravo! This is one of the finest Star trails that I've seen!
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:icontobiasrichter:
TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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IrisSparrows Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
You have mastered the long exposure no doubt.
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:iconmatttidball:
mattTIDBALL Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning!
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jjones67009 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the effect in the sky!
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:iconwayfaring-artist:
wayfaring-artist Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!! I've been wanting to take a shot like this for a while
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:iconyatindra:
Yatindra Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful! :]
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner May 31, 2011   Photographer
Hi!

I wanted to let you know that this deviation has been featured in the APN Daily Deviations - May 2011 News article.

:hug:
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:icontobiasrichter:
TobiasRichter Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011   Photographer
Welcome! =)
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:iconpink-rabbits:
pink-rabbits Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Beautiful. It just gives you the feel of how big the night sky is...and how fast life is, you know?
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Endearaegn1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
And We're Off!!!
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seenseenjellybean Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
wouldve been interesting if that pointy mountain had been aiming right at the centre of the sky where the circle seems to start

mind blowing nonetheless
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MonochromeDestiny Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible... This is beautiful! <3
You definitely deserve the DD!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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Prabu-S Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Beautiful Picture :]
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theamishpiscodemon Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Brilliant capture mate, this is just beautiful. :) Fantastic job, congrats, fav'd. :D
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MishievGennadiyG Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
so this is a stitch of 70 shots, each 30 sec long? any rest time in between the pics? i want to try something like this myself...
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Theres no time between to get continuous lines.
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MishievGennadiyG Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I see. thank you!
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:iconrivaleka:
Rivaleka Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh! Congratulations on the DD my dear! :aww::heart:
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:iconleighta:
leighta Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous! The juxtaposition between the swirling sky and stationary rock formation adds a stunning visual element.
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:iconastille:
Astille Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
If this was a bit larger, I would have a new desktop background.
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MountainKing417 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
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VitaminCakes Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
GREAT!
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:iconravanga:
Ravanga Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Great all around!
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:icontraci-sue:
Traci-Sue Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student
Wow! This is an amazing picture! I love it! :D
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EphraimRayquaza Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
I spy Polaris! :D
Amazing Scenery!
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AstralWolvine Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so confused...what..how did this happen or is it digital?
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
It's a natural effect. It shows the earth rotation an the relative frozen stars on the sky.
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AstralWolvine Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
its cool looking but I just don't really understand I think
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SpongeMuffin Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Long exposure of the camera. Taking pictures as the stars moved.
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:iconastralwolvine:
AstralWolvine Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Did he leave his camera there for 12 hours then?
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keiichi93 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Amazing. Very beautiful. :D
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:iconnihonrose:
NihonRose Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
That looks so cool!
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RivisIndigoEmporium Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
When we think we may have solved all of nature's mysteries...something like this reminds us that we still have such a long, long way to go... :clap:
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