Is that noise or are they stars? This came up during our trip to Joshua Tree this week. One of my photo companions handed me his powerful binoculars and directed me toward the Milky Way. I could hardly believe it! There were many more stars than we could see with our naked eye. So what I had assumed was noise in my images turns out to be mostly stars! Grab some binoculars and check it out for yourself.
Here’s one of the last night images I took this week. Is there noise?…sure…but stars rule 🙂 (Click Here for info on Camping)
Starry, starry night at Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree National Park is perfect for infrared so my converted 5D got a workout this week. Today’s image has a glow courtesy of Lightroom’s Clarity slider. Blue skies come from Lightroom’s HSL sliders and Photoshop’s Hue/Saturation. (Nik or Topaz might have been faster but they tend to add too much noise).
Capturing stars is a challenge! The most challenging for me is staying up late 🙂 (Click Here for info on Camping)
Shooting in Joshua Tree National Park this week. Here’s my first attempt at capturing the night sky. (Click Here for info on Camping)
Canon 10-22mm at 10mm. ISO 800, 30 seconds, f/4. (Wide angle 2.8 is ideal but I don’t have one)
Quadrantids is the name of this meteor shower taken from my rooftop at 3:59 this morning. The exposures were 30 seconds long so you’d think I would have captured at least one streak but no. I did see some but it was between exposures 🙂
(5DMKII, ISO 1600, 30 seconds at f/4)