Aug. 13th, 2005 @ 05:31 pm (no subject)
The stars are mocking me! Last night I stayed up for the meteor showers. I saw one every couple minutes, but I could not predict where they would be. I took several 10 minute exposures, but where I would aim, the stars would not be. With the amount of amient light in the area 10 minute exposures (f5.6, iso100) came out looking almost like day light. While I was unable to get any meteor's, I did get a couple good shots, which I will later edit to remove the noise and darken so it looks like night. But here are the pre-edit images.

Star trails over our house. This was taken right at midnight. Look at how bright that sky is!!!

Again, the house, the bright horizon is from Beaverton/Tigard and beyond that, Portland. I keep hoping for a massive power outage so I can could get some nifty urban star trail photography wit exposures of an hour or so.

This one is my favorite of the lot. The tree and the kinetic sculpture making a nice foreground.

I had high hopes for this one. I lined the sculpture up with the northstar so the stars would swirl around the sculpture, making it look like a celestrial egg beater, but I think the image needs more stuff in the foreground to give it context.

The images, when viewed at full resolution, look far nicer, as you can see a lot more of the fainter stars and it gives you more of a sense of motion.
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Date:August 14th, 2005 01:42 am (UTC)
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Those are pretty spiffy there.