Astrophotography / Night Photos

Favorite Night Sky Photo of Sedona

We made the road trip to Sedona over the holidays, and I wanted to see what kind of stars (astrophotography) I could get with my new camera (Canon 5d3). Sedona and Northern Arizona are known for minimal light pollution, so I thought it might be a worthwhile endeavor. I picked a really lovely evening on the deck at my parents’ house.  I did several shots of different exposures and times, and one came out great (I thought).  Really, I had a number of good ones, but this one really made me happy!   Cropped a little closer-up: My settings: ƒ/3.5…

Light Painting With A Campfire – RNMP

I was experimenting more with photographing the stars this past weekend, and didn’t think of it until the sun went down that there was almost a full moon, so it was hard to get a “Milky Way” shot.  However, the sky was clear, and my campfire was doing a fine job of Light Painting the nearby trees, giving the photo a really cool effect that I was pleased with. See the full sized image here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/besnette/14994192770/ This one was a 15 second exposure, f2.8, 12.0mm and ISO 800 (I kept it lower since there was so much external light with…

Twilight in Broomfield

I wanted to see just how many stars I could get, in the middle of Broomfield, which is surrounded by the Denver Metro area – so lots of light pollution.   I started at around twilight, and took a photo every 20 minutes or so. This one was my favorite.  This shows far more stars than could be seen with the naked eye, but still, not as many as I wanted to see. I liked this shot for the clouds moving by, glowing from the lights of nearby Denver. May have to wait until the New Moon or when the Perseids…