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Daily Photo – The Path Through the Night
Today’s photograph is from the same set of photographs that yesterday’s light painting photo was taken from. There is a street light behind me casting a glow on the field which allows for the ability to expose the foreground while still capturing the stars.
Taken at f/2.8, ISO 400, 6 seconds and 16mm with my Nikon D7000 and Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 wide angle lens. After looking through this set of photographs there are a few things that I might do differently the next time I get a chance to venture out for a late night photo shoot – which hopefully will be within the next couple of days – namely playing around with the aperture setting to increase the sharpness throughout the frame.
Though typically with night sky photographs you want a wide open aperture to capture as much light as possible in a short amount of time, the fact that I was able to get the photograph exposed properly at ISO 400 and 6 seconds leads me to believe that I could increase both of those a bit further and close down the aperture a bit to get better sharpness and retain the same amount of light on the sensor.
It’s a New Moon on Friday which means it’s the perfect time to get out and photograph the stars – I just need to hope that mother nature cooperates and gives me cloudless skies!