Been a while since I posted pics on Friday. Sorry about that. I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t even had time to take pictures, must less download and process them. Which is all a shame, too, since I had just saved up to buy that 10-20 mm Sigma wide angle lens that I love so much.
So a couple of weeks ago, I went on vacation with my bride to a cabin in Beaver’s Bend State Park, in Southeast Oklahoma. Got enough pictures to last until next year, if I choose.
Here’s a set from the porch of our cabin taken of the night sky with use of a tripod. The first picture is taken at 1600 iso and was an 8 second exposure. The next was was at 400 iso for 8 mins and the last was at 400 iso for 30 mins. All were taken at f/4.0.
Click on a thumbnail to see the full picture.
Couple of things to note…
You can see the North Star through the trees and all of the other stars seem to rotate around it.
The Milky Way (our galaxy) can be seen in all three pictures.
If you go to Flickr and look at the really big sized versions of the pictures that show motion, when you zoom in really close, there are billions of stars that don’t appear to move at all, though faint and very far away.