Friday, December 14, 2012
Starry, Starry Night
Shooting at night has some challenges all it's own. I had never tried to photograph stars before and I relied on Aaron's new found knowledge to lead the way. I seemed to get the timing right for the lighting but focusing my lens (Nikon 17-35mm f2.8) to the hardstop of infinitely left everything slightly out of focus. Trying to focus manually on something like the windmill was even harder for my old eyes while in the dark. Out of the 33 photos I took I only got one that was actually in focus and it even has a touch of star movement in it even at just a 30 second shutter.
The whole point of last night was to try to get some photos of shooting stars. Although I did get a shot, the second of the night and the only one with a shooting star that I got, it was out of focus. I'm still posting it though just because it has the shooting star in it.
I'm going to have to work on my night vision!