This is indeed a great picture. I love the "timeless" feeling of the "Earth part" of the picture, where a man is resting on a field and contemplating the sky, leaning against a bale of hay. This could indeed have been a scene from the days of Vincent van Gogh.PierandreaFolle wrote: ↑Wed Jul 05, 2023 3:44 pm 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐞 𝐎𝐟 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞
Finally I was able to realize this photo, planned and in my mind since years. Every time the bales were moved some days before my planned shot. This year I've done this amazing 4 hours long startrail while I stargazing.
I try to relate thee circles shapes of the srars caused by Earth moving and the same shape of bale. A game of shape in the frame, completed by the vertical Foreground lines, leading our eye to Polar, the startrail's center.
If circles and lines seems to dance together, times aspect is the opposite. The Universe and sky are in continuous movement and expansion while the bales are synonym of a static object, stopped here waiting patiently to be used by the farmers.
When I realize this kind of image, like many people noticed, I inspire to Van Gogh. The starry sky, the use of colors and composition attention recall alway his works.
"I like the night very much, I feel much better at night than during the day, just like the madmen and artists who prefer the night." (Letter to Theo van Gogh, October 23, 1889)
#Sigma ART 14mm f/1.8
tripod #Sunwayfoto T3240CM
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3x30sec | f/2.8 | ISO 3200
240x60sec | f/3.5 | ISO 640
15sec | f/2.8 | ISO 6400
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The Circle Of Life by Pierandrea Folle, su Flickr
The sky, by contrast, looks "hyper modern", as people in the past could never have photographed the apparent rotation of the sky this way. Obviously the Earth is not stationary, as it is the rotation of the Earth that causes the illusion of the wheeling of the sky.
Anyway, it is indeed a very striking and beautiful picture! Thank you!