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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Milky Way Above

Milky Way ©www.hoodphotography.com

As I mentioned earlier this week, I went to Central Oregon this past weekend. I had two photo goals. The first was the sunset, which I posted about on Monday. The second was to capture the stars!

I have only recently even tried my hand at taking any night photography. This photo is my first attempt at photographing the Milky Way, and I was pretty excited with the results. Not to shabby for a first try, I think. I can't wait to try again!

Update: Per request, here are the camera settings I used:

lens 18-55
18 mm focal length
f /5.6
25 second exposure
3200 ISO

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  1. Don't know how you did it but it looks great.

  2. This is awesome and I don't know how you did it either!! Perfect night sky and those millions of starts! Took my breath away!! Have a great weekend!!

  3. Really an excellent first attempt. Milky Way shots are tricky! I'd be curious to know what camera settings you used.

  4. Very impressive sky shot of the stars! Happy Weekend!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Really cool and what a blessing to live where you can see the stars.

  6. Breathtaking! I've been lucky periodically to be in places with that level of darkness and get a grand view of the night sky like that.

  7. Awesome image.

    I may have to try this too.

  8. Amazing. Don't think I've ever seen a picture like that .. Great job

  9. A very pretty night sky with all those twinkling lights and the soft framing of silhouettes.

  10. WOW, just fantastic. Visiting from Friday Finds.


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