The Sky in the Southern Hemisphere, especially at a place like where I've been, far away from bright lights, is amazing by night.
Of course, I took many photos, and I think this one is the best.
Took me a lot of tries, experimenting.
1h 26 min Exposure Time
hope you like it
As some people asked how I did this, here the explanation of this technique... (I'm not an expert in it
What you need is a tripod, a remote control with snap in/lock function (don't know the correct word, it means, that you activate it and it keeps locked).
what would be good is a cold winter night, no humidity. go as far away from any light sources as possible (for this picture, I was 50km away from the neares city and you still see the light pollution).
If you work with a foreground, i suggest you to go to the scene during daylight to focus... can be difficult when its dark.
With canon cameras (don't know whether nikon/sony/... have this), turn on noise suspression for long exposures in the individual settings menu. you should also work on ISO 100, because it will even then be very noisy...
Chose "m" for manual settings.
as you work with ISO 100, and when its really dark, you should work with f/8 ish (max. ) to f/3.5 or how big you can get it... then, turn your exposure time as long until "bulb" appears (one step after 30" with most canon cameras).
attach the remote control, check one last time, and click'n'lock.
leave it for about 1-2 hours
keep in mind that you should charge your battery first.
after this time, you can get your camera back, make sure you don't turn it off when it's in 'busy' mode...
after another hour or so, the picture is finished.
it will be noisy and quite red'ish.
take it to photoshop, kick out the noise and correct some colors.
or dont... whatever...
i'm not an expert when it comes to stars, so i cant tell you where you have to aim when you want to catch the center of rotation, like here... just try out a couple of times.
hope i could help some of you.