Archive for ‘Night skies’

October 16, 2012

Orion on purple

I’ve decided I have a lot to learn about shooting night skies. It was never of much interest to me, and so I never worked at it more than a shot here or there. This was probably my latest attempt from last winter. It was cold, and I left the camera outside on the tripod in the driveway and went inside for a few minutes while it took long exposures. I mixed maybe four or five raws together for this result. As you can see, the trees remained perfectly still while the stars slid as they do. Now I need to let them slide more… or less… because I prefer longer trails or none at all. That light in the purple is actually several wispy clouds floating overhead.
Orion on purple
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