Saturday, September 8, 2012

Space (The Milky Way Galaxy From My Backyard)

Last night was a spectacularly clear night; I could see tons of stars and even the Milky Way Galaxy! I got my camera and tripod and set it on the lowest aperture and about 10-15 seconds of shutter time so I could capture the brightness of the star. I am extremely happy with my shots; remember this is my first time shooting low-light/outdoors!
The Milky Way from my backyard!
The white-ish streak in the middle is the Milky Way. My camera picked up many more stars than I could see!
I also did some long-exposure shots:)

Painting With Light in my backyard!
For this one I took a flashlight, pointed it at my feet, and walked in a zig-zag with the shutter speed on 30 seconds!
Airplane in the brilliant night!
This was taken with a shutter speed of 2 minutes! See that line of light in the middle? It's an airplane:) There were quite a few last night, and the next two pictures you can see the airplanes better:
SNAKE UFO! JK, it's only an airplane!
IT'S A SNAKE UFO!!! Just kidding, it's time-lapse airplane travel! 

Trekking across the Milky Way! So neat!
Oh boy, I need to go to bed, I've church tomorrow! 
       See y'all later!


Sarppu said...

Fantastic pics :)

Victor Aranda said...

Que interesantes y preciosas imágenes

Montanagirl said...

Spectular photos! I have never tried the time-lapse nighttime photography. Great post!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Great photos.

Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comments. No, those images are not from Florida, they were taken in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

Rebecca said...

Wow, living where I do near a city we NEVER see that many stars. I wanted to when we visited Maine but it was foggy each night. :(

TexWisGirl said...

these are so great! you are so creative! nice thinking outside the box w/ the flashlight. the airplanes are really cool!

Eli OKeefe said...

Kjell: Oh okay, I was confused about where your photos were:) Thanks!

Monica Renee' Sheely said...

no fair, my shutter only stays open for 30 seconds at the most. But these are super awesome and very creative!! :)

Lea said...

I love the first photo! You are a talented photographer. And very creative, too! :)

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Wow, these are beautiful! :)

Thanks for following my blog. :)

God bless,
Joy :)

Brooke said...

Wow! :)

Kristy Okee said...

Simply spectacular! So wonderful to see you capturing God's beautiful creation! Keep up the good work! And don't ever quit putting your talents to good use!

Leaf Dance Photography said...

These are reaally beautiful! And I'm not just saying that either. =D
I've gotten some real nice pictures of the moon, but my camera doesn't have long enough shutter speeds to capture the stars.
They sure are lovely though!
I like the picture where you ran around with the flashlight. =D