It has been one of those days, so no tome to go with tonight’s nightly photo. But check this out if you want to read more about twilight and crepuscular rays.
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.
The full moon occurs this Saturday evening at 11:39pm, which means the night sky is already getting light, with the moonlight washing out the fainter stars. This is the time to shoot landscapes illuminated by the moon, and if you include the sky, you’ll get a blue, daytime-looking sky filled with stars. Pretty cool! I shot Read more... you know you want to.
New moon is a night photographer’s best friend. It’s the time to photograph the night sky and capture the stars and Milky Way in all their glory. And in the few days just before and just after the new moon, you have the bonus of a thin crescent moon in the twilight sky. In the days Read more... you know you want to.
My wife is a lunatic. And I’m sure glad that she is. Otherwise, she might not have stepped outside last month during the full moon to gaze at the sky. I was preparing for bed when she ran back inside to tell me there was a bright ring around the moon. Waiting for me outside was Read more... you know you want to.
Anyone who’s seen me give a talk knows that my favorite saying is “Luck favors the prepared mind” by Louis Pasteur. How true it is! But I’ll be the first to admit that some of the finest images I’ve ever seen were the result of pure luck, with no preparation at all. A fair number of Read more... you know you want to.
Post Update: I am no longer making Nightly Night Photography Notes posts on this blog. Instead, I am providing regular night photography news updates through the Night Photography News eNewsletter. Signing up is free and easy. Simply click the link, enter your email address, and choose Night Photography News from the list choices. Don't forget, the Read more... you know you want to.