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…you might never touch them but if you follow them, they will take you to your destiny.”~anon
This is a 19 frame composited image. We had a fairly clear night the first night of my Wild Mustangs trip so I set up outside my tent to photograph the stars.
Funny story. I was doing my test shot and my frame came out completely black…set up another one same damn thing! Now, I’m mumbling to myself and asking myself why is it all black, my friend Dan who also went on the trip said from his tent,” you left the lens cap on”. Doh!!
Connie another camper was chuckling in her tent. It happens even to the ole timer’s.
I cleaned up several airplane trails that were in the frames, but I was tickled to see I caught a Shooting Star on film down near the mountain ridge. See it?
I hope you all have a lovely week-end!
Nikon D810| Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G| SanDisk Digital Film| Stacked in PS CC 2018
more to come…
44 thoughts on ““Dreams are like stars…”
Beautiful star trails, Deborah! I’m glad you discovered the lens cap 😊.
Thank you so much Pam!
Love this shot Deborah!! I always laugh at myself when I realize I’ve left the lens cap on. I’m usually trying to figure out if the battery is dead, but knowing that it actually took a shot, but is black… lol. 🙂
It’s good to know I’m not alone in this boat! I know it’s not the battery so, start back tracking my settings, wondering if I changed anything from my normal settings.
The funny thing is when shooting with other people and I hear, “why is the image all black?” I know straight-away they’ve left the lens cap on, but when it’s me…not so much! Figure-toi! It’s nuts!
Oh, thank you so much Lynn! I’m glad you like it.
Wonderful … yes I see it!
Thank you so much Denise! I’m glad you were able to see the shooting star too.
Spectacular!! Along with a chuckle!! Been there, done that…… hee hee
Thank you so much Donna! I’m so glad you can relate. 😊😊
Great shot! Now I know that you make the same mistakes that we novices make, 😉 Good thing Dan caught it on your 2nd test shot or you would have drained your batteries.
LOL! Yes, I can and do!
Thank you so much Gordon!
Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!… through your eyes (camera) and sharing what you see, you have allowed others, like me, to be able to witness and enjoy the wonders of their world and the universe!… 🙂
“The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt. “
WOW! This is the stuff dreams are made of. The tiny tent shows how big and glorious the stars and sky really are. Love the shooting star! Thank you for sharing this, Deborah.
I saw the shooting star! … and I love these kinds of photos. They look magical.
… and yes, it is comforting to know that I’m not the only one who occasionally forgets to remove the lens cap 🙂
Thank you so much Joanne!
Are you home now? Did you take the train home? I wondered if you’d ride all the way home too.
hahaha!! No, that would be a very long bike ride 🙂
I’m still in Mont Tremblant because today was race day for my husband and son. They both did a Half Ironman today. I’m leaving tomorrow and driving back home. It’s been a great week, but I’m ready to sleep in my own bed again 🙂
Wow! I see the shooting star above the mountain, Deborah! 🌠
You are so open to share your lens cap story. 😀 I like the ability to create a composite of all your night sky with stars photos. So awe inspiring. . . thank you for sharing this experience. xo 🌟
Oh I’m so glad you’re able to see it. It’s a much smaller image on WP than what’s in Photoshop when I developed it.
Thank you so much Robin! Hope your week-end is amazing!
I can see the shooting star so clearly!
The sky was beautiful, Deborah.
I’m going to have 8 days off, once Thursday is over! Thank you for your warm wishes and hope you have a spectacular Fourth! 🌟 🇺🇸
Thank you so much Robin! I’m glad you can see the shooting star.
Enjoy those 8 days off!
Oh my! I sure am! Thank you and hope you are having a wonderful time leading up to the 4th!! 🎆🇺🇸
Deborah! You are such a talented photographer.
Ah, thank you so much Camie for such a lovely comment and compliment!! xx
You have captured the magic of camping under a starry sky, a great photo
Thank you so much Pauline! 🙂
A magical shot!
Thank you so much Belinda!
Omg. This photo! How do you do it!!! Amazing! Once you took the lens cap off lol 👍😉
LOL! Thanks Jodi!
Great composite! Beauteous!
That’s a nice Haha moment to share. These things happen 🙂
LOL! Usually I forget to reset my ISO if I’ve set it to something like ISO 3200 like I did for some Milky Way imaging, and find my first shots from the next shoot all blown out. Forgetting to remove my lens cap…thankfully I don’t do it very often. 🙂
Thank you so much Joey! It was lovely being under so many stars again.
Nice, Deborah. I see the shooting star. Amazing.
Thank you so much John!
Nice! It somehow reminds me of a Van Gogh painting. (insert a joke about Van Gogh owing the very first digital camera). I like the gloomy dome shapes of the tents as well! 🙂
Ah, Van Gogh’s Starry Night! The Father of the night sky image non? Probably not, but pretty close to it.
Thank you so much Peter for the comparison. I wish I had half his talent!
That’s a beautiful image, Deborah. Thank you so much for the chuckle – I have had a miserable day at work, and I really needed a laugh to get me in a better mood for the weekend.
So, sorry to hear your Friday was miserable. I hope it’s a stellar week-end to make up for it.
Thanks so much for the comment. Rookie mistake leaving the cap on. I usually forget to reset my ISO and blow out the first few images on the next shoot. It was a face palm moment. 🙂
Not a total loss those I kept those two shots as Dark Frames which can be used in the stack to cancel noise.
I just made a rookie mistake in my workshop. I’m trying to figure out how to work around it. These things happen.
That’s marvelous Deborah!
Thank you so much Cheryl!
Deborah, it’s enthralling to imagine that setting at night. Your image of the stars is extremely cool. Hugs!
Thank you so much Teagan! Hugs right back!