Wednesday, April 04, 2007

One Hour with the Canon 1DsMkII

Alain Briot has been a long-time contributor to the great Luminous Landscape website/blog. A few days ago, Alain posted an article about how he took the image below; a one-hour exposure of startrails behind a tree. The background story about the land dispute between the Navajo and the Hopi tribes is also interesting.

(photo: Alain Briot)

The image was taken with a Canon 1Ds MkII. It's a one-hour exposure, followed by a one-hour in-camera noise reduction exposure (read the article if you're not familiar with in-camera noise reduction).

I'm surprised that the 1DsMkII could make a clean exposure for one hour. Hopefully, some high-end afficianados out there (and you know who you are) could comment about their experiences with uber-long exposures with this camera.