A Starry Night
Take 52 Week #32: Everywhere
Last night was one of the dates that the Perseid meteors would be visible. So late last evening, Colin and I headed out to our back yard see what we could see. It was cloudless and still, an utterly breath-taking and surreal sky where the stars seemed larger and brighter. It felt like a dream.
My shutter was so cranky – exposures last night averaged between 5 and 8 seconds! Generally shutter speed is a fraction of a second, but it was so dark that my camera needed that long to gather enough light to expose an image. My tripod saved me. I like the light streaming diagonally through the gate on the grass, the window lit from within. And I love that you get a sense of the expansive stars. It wasn’t until I tweaked the exposure just a hint when editing that I saw the streak on the right hand side. I’ve been wanting to try nighttime picture-taking for a while, so this was the perfect opportunity.
I’ve seen the constellations in Europe, Africa, the U.S. and many places in between, but they never get old. Everywhere I go, the sky is the most extraordinary canvas.
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