A coronal mass ejection is heading for Earth (www.spaceweather.com) and is expected to cause an increase in polar aurora activity and possibly even trigger activity at middle latitudes. The last time I was lucky enough to see the aurora at my latitude (35-degrees north) was over 10 years ago. Here’s a shot I captured from Read more... you know you want to.
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Okay, one more waterfall and I’ll see if I can find something different for tomorrow’s nightly image. You know the drill by now, right? This is a static star image, so I shot it at f/4, 25 seconds, and ISO 1600. I light painted the waterfall with, you guessed it, an LED flashlight with a Read more... you know you want to.
Are you tired of waterfalls, yet? Hope not, because I’m gonna be posting a lot more of them over the next weeks and months. For this shot, I used the same technique as for Thursday’s waterfall. A typical static-star exposure of f/4, 30 seconds, and ISO 1600 captured the sky, while light painting with an LED Read more... you know you want to.
To create this photo, I used nearly the same technique as with the waterfall in Wednesday’s post. See, this is starting to sound pretty easy, huh? This is 35 exposures for the star trails at f/4, 4 minutes, ISO 400 and one exposure for the light painting on the waterfall at f/4, 88 seconds, ISO Read more... you know you want to.
I used the same basic approach to this waterfall as I did for yesterday’s shot, except that in this case I went for static stars instead of star trails. I used the same blue gel filter mounted in a GelGrip™ for light painting the waterfall. In this case, I didn’t need to stack exposures. This Read more... you know you want to.
It’s hard to think of a better subject for a nature photographer than a waterfall. I’ve been shooting them for nearly 30 years, so when I started getting serious about night photography a few years ago, it was only natural that I would work on ways to incorporate waterfalls into my night shooting. Over the next Read more... you know you want to.
As I mentioned in last Wednesday’s post about the moon and in this ancient how-to post, photographing subjects under the light of the full or nearly full moon can produce exciting images, especially if you include the sky. With the right exposure, you’ll get a slightly darkened blue sky, similar to what you’d get by Read more... you know you want to.
You might recognize this lighthouse from yesterday’s post. Obviously, I shot it on a clear night this time. This is a film shot that I took some 20 years ago. Modern digital cameras have opened up an incredible world of possibilities for night photographers that I couldn’t have dreamed about when I took this photo, but Read more... you know you want to.
2013 is promising to be a terrific year for night photographers! We’re moving full-swing into the solar maximum cycle for sunspots, so the aurora borealis should be spectacular this year, and two comets are approaching, Ison and Panstarrs, that should really stir things up. I’m already making plans for all three. Astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok Read more... you know you want to.