19/365: Night Sky
Night photography again. I had to take advantage of the beautiful night out there this evening. In fact, last night was the first night in over two weeks that I was able to see the stars. It’s been a much, much warmer February than normal (its been a little scary actually) and the amount of snow and rain has been ridiculous. As a consequence there has been very little sun, and nothing but clouds at night. It really starts to get to me after a while, being solar powered and all.
I figured I’d try some long shutter speeds and break out my mini tripod, go out on the back deck and snap a few frames. Just to see what happens. And by a long shutter speed, I mean 30 seconds long. I don’t usually mess around with such a long shutter speed, and I’m amazed at how much light can be nabbed for a photo – almost looks like early evening in these pictures, but it gets dark here at around 6 pm now, and these were taken at about 8pm. It wasn’t even all that bright of a night with a lot of cloud still in the sky, and most of it blocking out the moon. It was a good night for an experiment though, just above freezing, and Dexter and I got to spend a little time outside together. Just two dudes, hanging out, enjoying the night air, listening to snow mobiles zip around the neighborhood. Life is good, but I can’t wait for spring. Take care all.