The Night Sky

Do you love the stars? Are you fascinated with the night sky? I know I am. πŸ™‚

I’ve been reading a lot about night photography lately. I’ve always loved the stars and the sky and the whole concept of outer space, so naturally, I want to capture images of it. I’ve played around a few times with my camera at night, and even made a somewhat pitiful attempt at photographing star trails.

So the other night, I set out with my camera, planning to take a whole bunch of pictures of the night sky with a nearly new moon. I thought I might stack them to see the star trails, or maybe time-lapse them so I could watch the stars trek across the sky. Well, as it turned out, Mother Nature disagreed with my plans. I looked outside and couldn’t see the sky at all. It was completely obscured with clouds. Ugh.

Well, I (hopefully) put the camera on my tripod and set the timer so that it would start taking pictures a couple hours later. Surely, the sky would clear up by then… And I went to bed. Well, you can watch the time-lapse video I made and see what happened for yourself. My husband noted that it looked like the opening of a horror movie, so I set it to some spooky music.Β Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Have you ever had grand photography plans spoiled by weather? Let me know about it. I’d love to hear your bad weather stories.

Love and Photo Fun,

Becca πŸ˜‰

9 Replies to “The Night Sky”

  1. Love it Becca! I’ve love the night sky and have been trying to work on my photography to get some cool pictures – though I’m hampered by ambient light where I live. The glimpses of stars through the clouds was beautiful, and yes, a little spooky.

  2. Khara House says:

    Rebecca, I actually muted the music because I *loved* those clouds. My mother was always taking pictures of the clouds, so lately I’ve had so much more appreciation for their beauty. These are gorgeous pictures, and the way you’ve put this together is stunning! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  3. Emily McGee says:

    I LOVE the video. I think it’s just as cool to see the clouds passing by as to see stars passing by. And the music you chose was perfect!

  4. Becca says:

    Thanks guys! I’m so glad you liked it!

    Khara, I LOVE taking pictures of the clouds! The sky is definitely my favorite subject. Hubby and I went on a road trip a couple weeks ago and I took pictures of the sky the whole three hour drive!! Hubby said he saw the camera more than my face, lol. If you look back through some of my posts you’ll see lots of sky and clouds. πŸ˜‰

  5. It’s good that you’re reading stuff about photography! I started doing that too, and then my skills magically got better and better as I was experimenting and trying out new stuff πŸ˜€

  6. Oh, exactly like a horror movie. and the music fits perfectly. I love your video and I think that although your initial plans were … let’s say “not fulfilled”, the result is really very good. Clouds chasing across the night sky πŸ™‚

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