I've developed more of an interest in starfield photography over the last year or two. While I'm by no means an expert, I have learned a few things, and take the subject seriously enough to have invested in a new camera (Nikon D750) that handles low light and digital noise far better than my much used and loved D7000.
Rather than build another new project, I thought I would include some of my more recent night shots in this existing project. I've lso tried to be more selective in the choices, as you will often find the full series of night shots in a couple other projects. I hope you enjoy. The most recent work is at the beginning.
Rice Lake, Keene, Ontario.
My latest destination for night shots is the cottage we recently purchased.
The first series is from my new purchase, a Nikon D750. The new Dehaze tool in LIghtroom played a large role in helping to beat down some light cloud cover and atmospheric haze.
D7000, Rokinon 14mm wide angle lens
My Rokinon lens has become my go-to lens for night photography, thanks to its fast aperture (F/2.8). The field of view was more limited with my D7000 (crop sensor), but it still did the night sky justice.
Moving from the lake to the top pf the golf course gave me another perspective on the night sky and other challenges, not the least of which was more light pollution.
I started really getting into night photography when we bought a cottage last fall. This is our first season at the cottage, and I'm getting ample opportunities to photography the night sky, under various conditions. You can read more about the shoot below in this project, Rice Lake at Night.
Image processing & Luminosity Masks
Dark is the night