Your shopping cart is empty.
May 16, 2018
Sunday the 13th!
Another 13th adventure, but this one was more successful.
I'm obsessed with getting some good starry sky photos. My friend, Lauren, is too.
If you read about our Friday the 13th adventure, you know we didn't have the photo shoot we hoped for, though we had a fun time!
The 13th rolled around again, and the phase of the moon happened to be right for another try.
So try we did.
Lauren retraced our steps from last month and she found our spot.
It wasn't easy.
Last month, we spent most of the night on motion-sick-inducing curvy roads trying to find our way back to what we thought would be the perfect location to shoot the stars.
We found it before dark this Sunday so we could set up.
Well...let's just say that getting good photos of the stars is tricky business.
When the sky gets black, and you have to use manual focus, how do you get a good shot? Focusing on a black sky is a challenge. We've watched the tutorials, but...
We're still working on it!
I used a wide-angle (15-30mm) lens to capture as much of the sky as possible.
I got a couple of decent shots this time. Lauren got some great ones!
But that camera focus is a frustrating struggle.
Walking around in the pitch black is dicey too. Lauren knocked one of her tripods over with a camera on it.
The camera suffered minor damage. Damn.
We had flashlights for light painting and for seeing what we were doing.
The light painting helps light things in the foreground to make for a more interesting shot. But, you have to be careful with the flashlights or you'll ruin your shot.
There weren't a lot of cars passing us where we were. One nice young couple pulled over to make sure we were okay - that was sweet.
Another guy appeared to want to run us down as I frantically waved a flashlight at him so he'd know we were there. Yikes!
I have so much respect for people that get great shots of the Milky Way. It's a lot harder than it looks!
We had fun, even though I'm not completely satisfied with my photos.
We don't see a lot of stars here in the City of Atlanta. Too much light pollution.
But, oh my - there were so many stars in North Georgia! It was amazing. I love getting out to nature.
The Milky Way didn't make an appearance, though.
In Lauren's research, she found that the best time to shoot the Milky Way is an hour after sunset or an hour before sunrise. We thought that meant it's visible around both those times.
Now we're thinking that means one or the other, depending on the day. More research is needed.
One thing's for sure, the Milky Way wasn't up an hour after sunset, and we weren't waiting until 5:30 a.m.!
We knocked off close to midnight and made it home a little after 1 a.m.
Looks like we lost one of the flashlights.
It's tough working in the dark!
Hope you had a great Sunday the 13th!
I'll keep on obsessing over my photos. You keep on obsessing about whatever it is you obsess about!
And, see you between the raindrops! (Of which there are many outside my window as I type this!)
The presence of this badge signifies that this business has officially registered with the Art Storefronts Organization and has an established track record of selling art.
It also means that buyers can trust that they are buying from a legitimate business. Art sellers that conduct fraudulent activity or that receive numerous complaints from buyers will have this badge revoked. If you would like to file a complaint about this seller, please do so here.
This website provides a secure checkout with SSL encryption.
This is only visible to you because you are logged in and are authorized to manage this website. This message is not visible to other website visitors.
Click on any Image to continue
The above preview shows how to use the live preview on this website. The image displayed is just an example, and is not available for sale.
This means you can use the camera on your phone or tablet and superimpose any piece of art onto a wall inside of your home or business.
To use this feature, Just look for the "Live Preview AR" button when viewing any piece of art on this website!
Below, select which favorite lists you would like to save this product into.