First Star Trail Photography workshop results

This is the first Star-Trail photography workshop that I conducted. Wonderful location, food and super enthusiastic participants. We had Star gazing sessions through my telescope, tea/coffee and lot of star trail images till 3.30 am in the morning.

My next Star Trail photography workshop is scheduled on 22-23 Feb 2014 in Pune. Details here

Here are some images taken by the participants and what they had to say about it all:

"The session was just GREAT ! The experience and the location was awesome. Detailed Knowledge + Fun + Good Food + Excellent Guidance = Kedar Bhat Photography workshop. I would like to be a volunteer at your workshops too.."

- Anupam Navare

"Enjoyed alot this weekend had a great time....Thanks a lot"

- Akash Jagtap

"It was great experience and year end treat. We enjoyed learning the start trail photography and Basics of Astronomy from you.
Amenities were good, especially the food and location, it was awesome. I never thought I will get some good pic in first attempt. Its all your guidance and experience that made us take good pics. Thanks a lot kedar."

- Arun Kurdikeri

"We, Ranjana Tai, Aruna and I thank you for memorable time that we spent during stargazing and capturing star trails. I learnt the new technique and enjoyed capturing star trails. I wish I had a third battery for capturing star trails!
On Saturday evening, viewing artificial satellites and birds was a bonus.
Looking at the crescent phase of Venus through the telescope was fun.  Beautiful sight and a lifetime experience. It was a pleasure meeting other participants and learn from them through their sharing. Traditional dinner of Jawari chi bhakari and Bharleli Vangee and peethala were amazing!"

- Neelkanth Mehta

"Attending the Star Trail Photography Workshop was an enriching experience. I never knew such things are possible in photography. Your guidance and  personally attending to each participant's queries was wonderful. Thanks for the wonderful experience. Also special thanks for the simple and tasty food."

- Ranjana Kshirsagar

Star trail Photography workshop Group

The gaps in the Star-Trails is due to clouds coming and going throughout the night.

Orion constellation setting in the west:

Star trails by Anupam Navare

Star trails by Anupam Navare

Star Trail photo by Neelkanth Mehta

Orion constellation setting in the west and an aircraft with blinking lights crossing the frame:

Star trails by Shalmali Kale

Orion constellation setting in the west:

Star trails by Shalmali Kale

Star Trails with some light painting:

Star trails by Akash Jagtap

Star Trails by Anil Mahadar

Star Trails with some light painting:

Star Trails by Arun kurdikeri

Star Trail photo by Ashish Gokhale

Star Trail by Prashant Deore