Been awhile since I’ve posted anything here but letting you all know I’m still around on occasion. Most of my photos have moved on to my instagram account, under phantom_vogel if any of you are instagrammers. Anyhow, here is a photo from my stay up north at my brother’s family cabin in Oakhurst Ca. This is a single image capture (brightened in lightroom) of the night sky out there, where little light pollution exists, so the milky way can clearly be viewed with the naked eye.
Taken with my Samsung NX500 16mm, f3.5, Iso 800, 25sec exposure
Since it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything here, I thought I’d leave a little night capture image to show you that i’m still around… albeit a bit reclusive from wordpress posting as my image upload space is peaking it’s limit. Hope you still enjoy the few images I still enigmatically leave behind! 😉
A little backyard unstacked single shot of the night sky with my camera set to it’s maximum bulb exposure time of approximately 8 minutes. The star trail left at this exposure time to me, tends to look like it’s raining light in a most literal sense.
While visiting a friend who was doing some work on my vehicle out in Adelanto Ca. some nights ago, I decided to take the opportunity during the evening hours to take advantage of the desert night sky from the backyard of his home in the great wide open and put my intervalometer to use again.
One of the few meteor streaks I was able to capture on camera during Saturday’s Geminid meteor shower. With the dozens that I was able to see with my own eyes, I found out how NOT so easy it was to actually capture one on camera! With 3 hours of continually shooting at 20-30 seconds exposures, I think I was able to actually get only 4 to 5 of these streaks through the camera eye, and never more than a single one each time, even though there were several moments where I saw 2 or more passing just seconds apart!
Single image processed in lightroom.
ISO800 25sec f3.5 20mm focal length
A view of the night sky through the trees from Todd Longshore park in Santa Clarita Ca.
Just a single raw file shot processed in Lightroom.
20 sec exposure
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