1. thestig2010's early submission is a shoe in for the November challenge,
2. Victor Hoffmann, Capital and Trevor Harris (for fantastic pp) are well up there too,
3. Composition is not what I'd like and it's not been well received in the forum thread I posted,
I thought I'd put a late submission in.
I revisited a site I'd been to earlier in the month to try to capture some star trails. It's difficult in Dubai as there is a lot of light pollution to the North from Dubai itself, Sharjah, Ajman and a couple of other cities, so I had to travel further afield to Fujairah on the East Coast. Doubly useful was the fact that there was less air traffic across the scene. Ideally I would have gone in the evening before sunset to set a stronger composition and capture longer trails, but I got up very early to drive to the site and allowed for 1 1/2 hours shooting. I didn't allow for forgetting my remote shutter release in the car which lost another 30 minutes climbing down the mountain to my car and returning to the camera - D'OH!
Camera = NIKON D90
Lens = Sigma 10-20mm
Focal Length = 10mm
Exposure Time = 30" x 60
F Number = F5.6
ISO Speed Ratings = 400
Exposure Bias Value = N/A
PP: 60 shots stacked and then distortion corrected as much as possible (trying to compose in darkness was a pain, and a minor failure!), curves, contrast and saturation adjustments in PS, 2 aircraft light streaks cloned out
Definitely a work in progress and I'm detirmined to get back to the site to get longer trails and better composition on a moonless night soon.