Night sky can give a lot of opportunities to take wonderful images. One of them is photographing the trails caused by the apparent movement of the stars on the sky due to the Earth rotation around its axis.
The image below gives an example of star trail photography, being taken in front of a hotel during a weekend at seaside.
This week a brand new camera concept was announced, which promises to revolutionize the way pictures are taken since the introduction of photography in 1800′s. We all had missed shots due to poor focus, Lytro concept will make sure this will not happen, allowing photographers to change the focus points and even have full scene in focus any time after the picture is taken. Looking at the example below I have to say I am looking forward to see their product on the market.
This weekend I have been playing with water, trying to get some good water drop photos for the collection. My setup was composed of a large tray with water, a wirelesses triggered flash on a tripod, the Nikon D90 camera and most importantly a plastic bag with water and a hole that was suspended above the tray to generate water drops in the same area of the tray (so I could focus once and then take multiple shots).
You can see below a few of the results, I will add them to the collection very soon:
Sky has fascinated people from the dawns of civilization so it is no wonder that there are a lot of people today still passionate about astronomy, that spend the nights gazing at the stars. If you like observing the sky and don’t have a fancy telescope, but you do have a DSLR camera, here are a couple of tips on how you can use it to get nice pictures of the stars.