Thirty minute astroscape over arch rock
i drove out to joshua tree this thursday evening for the new moon so i could photograph the milky way. the night sky was beautifully lit with what seemed like millions of stars everywhere, something you certainly can't enjoy down in the city.
while i was waiting for the milky way to rise i figured why not experiment with my new sony a7r ii camera. it comes with a really cool remote shutter app that syncs the camera up to my phone. the even cooler part is if i set the camera to bulb mode, i can lock the shutter for as long as i want. just for the heck of it i tried a thirty minute exposure and this was the result. by the way that's not a typo folks.
21mm | 30 minutes | f/2.8 | iso 100
sony a7r ii, zeiss 21mm distagon t* f/2.8,
First attempt at any astrophotography and it's nothing special. 12mm, f/2.8, iso 1250, s.s. 30" (this is the slowest shutter speed without rigging the camera). while it's not milky way photography, i'm happy how it turned out and that i was able to escape the city for a night!
My first aurora!!! such a special night with a spectacular view. i freaking love my camera!
i saw two shooting stars, when the beams/pillars started, i could hear ppl in the distance cheer!
a wonderful night on the 39th anniversary of the passing of my dad. a man i only knew for 6 years.
i like to think the two shooting stars could represent my mum and dad. together and returned to star dust.