I spent the weekend out in the country with excellent night sky viewing. The family gathered around the campfire while the Milky Way glowed above us. The image was surprisingly easy. I set the ISO to 3200; the shutter speed was 15 seconds. I use the Tokina 11-16mm ultra wide angle lens. The lights and […]
More star photography experimentation. Telephoto tonight. I must have bumped something to get this little extra trail. Kinda neat, so I’m posting it. I’m finding wide angles to be easier to work with; these long exposures are difficult to keep sharp with telephoto, even with my tripod.
My latest attempt at a suburban night sky. This time the sky was very clear, although the moon was up. I am using a Tokina 11-16mm here. Related articles Suburban Night Sky First attempts at Night Sky Photography at night, the sky turns a midnight The Amazing Night Sky Ultra-wide Perspective: Tokina 11-16mm Tungsten Stars […]
I made a minor discovery tonight. I was experimenting with night sky photography again. In post-processing I tried applying a white balance correction for tungsten. It gave the image a very pleasing (to me) midnight blue color. Maybe not news to you, but news to me, and it’s my blog, dangnabit.
I have been attempting to capture fireflies and stars in the same shot. Technically, the featured image here is a success; there are both stars and lit fireflies in the image. But, I wanted more fireflies, and I wanted them in the trees. The several here are in the sky and look like a couple […]