Already past the month mark on our Straight out of Camera 52 week challenge. For this week Doug chose “Night Sky” to which I said, well, I can’t hardly interpret that in a different odd way. Though I did think of some other non-traditional methods I could have used, I decided I’d actually go with the straight star field type photo. I chose this mainly because I would really like to get better at taking those kinds of photos. I wanted to incorporate myself into the shot, backlit by a flash, but my methods of that just ended up failing. So, I walked through knee deep (or deeper in parts) snow out into the field to get away from my yard light. I took a few with the moon because it was this cool bowl shaped crescent, but those didn’t turn out as I had hoped.
The most interesting was probably this one with my yard and house in it. I like how the yard light is shining around the big oak tree. The trees have a frosty look to them. I just wish the stars were brighter. I might share some of the others in another post, but for now here was my chosen image. This is definitely something I plan on practicing more. I used to have a Canon 40D which was pretty lackluster in dark situations like this, but now I have a Canon 5D Mark II which is exceptional in low light. I still could have improved on all of the images I took though. let me know your thoughts in the comments below. And make sure to click on the other guy’s posts to see all of their SooC images as well.
ISO 3200, f/5.6, 30 seconds. 30mm