Last night, I ventured out into the 32°F (0°C) temperatures in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York State to experiment with stargazing/star-photography. The mostly-clear skies, not quite frigid temperatures, and low light-pollution provided perfect shooting conditions, though I think that the clouds that rolled in after a few hours even enhanced some of the photos - including this one. Overall, I’m incredibly pleased with my very first adventure into night-sky photography, and can’t wait to share some more with you over the coming days! December 28, 2013.
(For those who are interested in trying out night-sky photography themselves, I began my adventure by perusing the tips offered here and here. This image is a single frame taken on my Canon 6D with my ‘kit’ 24-105mm lens at 24mm, with the camera set at IS0 1600, f4.0, for 30 sec using a Manfrotto MKC3 tripod, and was post-processed (lightly) in Lightroom 5.)