Fairly mediocre shot as I put about zero thought into it, but I dig the colours and the glowing hammock was what I've had in mind for a while.
As soon as I shot this one, I looked behind me to see some quick moving clouds reveal the bright stars! So I set up for my first shot once more and did some tests, one of which I messed up my timing and got this shot of me walking towards the camera with my headlamp on while the shutter was open.
Pretty cool. I eventually got it all dialed (or so I thought) and left it to take 5 minute exposures every 5 minutes to overlap on top of each other to show the movement of the stars (or rather the movement of the earth). I went to read/sleep in my hammock for an hour or so until the sky started to brighten. Once it became light out and I looked at some of the exposures I realized that I didn't focus properly on my hammock and the two trees! Since my tripod was as low as it could go to reduce vibration from the wind and rigs, I had to lay down to look through the view finder while shining my flashlight on the tree to focus at the same time. Sounds simple, but it sure isn't for a rookie me evidently haha. Nevertheless this was my finished product.
As you can see it's out of focus, but I'm stoked on the stars and I can't wait to take some more star trail shots.
I proceeded to begin take a time lapse of the sunrise which completely failed because me, being the rookie I am forgot to focus once again. Oh well. I still took this picture once I realized the time lapse was a no go.
In other news, I'm getting knee surgery at 6:15am tomorrow so I've be doing lots of this to stay strong.