Starry, starry, starry night

After an absolutely wonderful couple of weeks up at our northern Minnesota cabin, it’s good to be home again. I will be writing about my adventures in near-future posts, but I feel the strong urge to let you know I’m still around by bringing you something while I’m juggling the other priorities of resuming the routine of life at home and preparation for the harsher season (I can’t bring myself to name it out loud—or even in print—yet). I had a go at shooting the blood moon, with considerably less-rewarding results than I’d hoped for (more about that soon, too), but a couple of days afterward, as I was fetching firewood after dark, I was struck by the amazingly clear sky prior to moonrise and immediately scurried in to fetch the camera to see what I could do.

Starry autumn sky 3383I made the shot I like best with my main 18-140mm workhorse lens at 18mm, 30 seconds, and f/5.6 at a sensitivity of 5000. I developed it further after capture by increasing the brightness and saturation.

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16 Responses to Starry, starry, starry night

  1. Wowee, that’s something else!! I look at it and I can’t help thinking that there must be other life out there. How can we possibly think we are the only ones? :)

  2. Hello Gary! Lovely shot – good to have the trees as a frame.

    • krikitarts says:

      It was lucky that it was such a calm evening. Pretty chilly though, after the sun had set. If I’d wanted to stay out much longer, I’d have had to put on some more insulation!

  3. seekraz says:

    Incredible photo, Gary….wonderful…beautiful….

  4. Vicki says:

    Amazing, Gary.
    It’s so long since I’ve seen so many stars (being an inner city dweller).

    • krikitarts says:

      Yup, city lights definitely put a damper on stargazing. It’s a real treat to get out to where there aren’t any at all. You can almost hear the music of the universe!

  5. wolke205 says:

    Wow!!!! Unfassbar schön <3

  6. Meanderer says:

    Wonderful! Magical! Welcome back!

    • krikitarts says:

      It really is good to be back. Though our music week was chilly, we had glorious weather for the last few days. It can’t last, though, and most of the leaves will be down by now, making everything bleak. But the glorious sky seems to be eternal.

  7. settleandchase says:

    This is so beautiful!!

    • krikitarts says:

      I thank you so much, Cath! It’s so easy to take this for granted. So often I just glance up and make a passing comment that the night sky is nice again, but it really doesn’t take that much effort to set up a serious shot–and how rewarding it can be!

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