…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
Last night I met Gordon, and some other friends in a Meet-Up group we’re in up on Mt. Tamilpias in Marin County to photograph the sunset, and then image the night sky.
There was an Astrology lecture in the Amphitheater so the park was open much later than it normally is which allowed us to stay late. YEAH! Normally the park closes a bit after sunset.
This is 74 frames stacked in PS CC 2015.5.
My settings were f2.2| 30seconds ea.| ISO 320| Manual Priority| Tripod|
4 planes, and one shooting star flew through the sky while I was imaging. I didn’t see the shooting star at the time as I was looking away helping a friend with her settings and intervalometer. I was thrilled to see I caught it on film though.
It was a lovely night, not windy, or cold, and the company was great!
While watching the night sky for Perseid Meteors Friday night I shot just under 300 frames. In all those frames I only managed to photograph 3 meteors! The rest that I saw were over my head or just out of the frame.
What to do with all those frames of stars? Stack them to make a Star Trail image is one thing.
Passing car headlights, other star gazers using their flashlights, and headlamps…maybe my own red headlamp too unintentionally light painted the trees, and foreground bushes for me.
If I get a chance to photograph the Perseids or any other meteor showers this year or next I’ll use my 16mm Fisheye lens to get more sky in my frame.
Nikon Df| Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G| composite of 24 frames @ f/2.8| 26seconds ea| ISO 1600| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2015.5
I made this image last week-end. Unfortunately, I’ve was pretty busy last week and didn’t get to out much, or have to much time to work on images.
I added +1 EV in post development to open up the road a bit more. I thought I’d play and try converting this image to Black & White for this week’s Monochrome Madness 2. I like it, but I do like the color version more. I’ll share it in a future post.
I hope you drop by Leanne Cole’s site to view the other work that was shared this week. Click here!
Taken from Washburn Point in Yosemite National Park.
Last week while in Yosemite I shot the stars for an hour, but the Moon was out early and so bright, being nearly Full that it washed out the majority of the stars. I decided to make a return visit since the Moon wasn’t going to rise until midnight.
I thought I’d be alone up there after sunset, but there were two more star/night sky enthusiast there. It was really nice to have the company.
It was lovely meeting you both David, and Brian!