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When the Star Trails Freeze

The picture describes a night at the Shirakawa Ice Pillars through diagonal fisheye lens. This is a plain dry cliff during summer time, but only at the most freezing months of winter, huge ice pillars like this form. The picture was taken while waiting for the half-moon to fully rise. Even with the moon, the stars are clear and the evening air is crisp. The foot of the Ontake-san is one of the few places left in Japan where we can enjoy a beautiful dark sky, though this place has become dangerous after the eruption of the Ontake-san this September.

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Hachioji, Japan
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© Akiko Ikeda.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2014
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 25, 2014, 12:46 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D
Focal Length: 15mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Otaki-mura, Nagano Prefecture, Japan