“Dreams are like stars…

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…you might never touch them but if you follow them, they will take you to your destiny.”~anon

Dreams are like stars...

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…

 

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Author: circadianreflections

My name is Deborah Zajac. I'm a photographer living in Silicon Valley. I am a passionate nature, landscape, night/astro photographer. I shoot predominately in color and use Nikon Digital Cameras, and lenses. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the photos I've taken while on my travels. Please feel free to leave a comment I'd love to hear from you.

44 thoughts on ““Dreams are like stars…”

  1. 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. 🙂

    1. 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!

  2. 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. “
    Friedrich Buechner

  3. 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.

  4. 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 🙂

      1. 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 🙂

  5. 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 🌟

      1. 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! 🌟 🇺🇸

    1. 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.

  6. 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.

    1. 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.

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