Friday, 11 March 2011

The sky at night

Something just a little different, but the night sky over Norfolk was too good to miss. The exposure time was a matter of guesswork to begin with, but I settled on an intermediate 15 seconds at f/4.5. With the camera steady on a very robust tripod, the two settings together allowed for the moon not to dominate, the house lights to gently illuminate the brickwork and doors of the derelict cottage nextdoor and the stars to shine out just enough. I'm really pleased with the results. PS: I've kept this image large on screen – if it proves to be too big, post a message and I'll drop the size down.

Canon 1Ds MkII, 15 sec, f/4.5, 17mm at ISO 500