The beautiful night time sky
Who doesn’t love a great starry sky? Gazing up at all the billions of stars, wondering what else is out there, feeling so small in comparison to the universe.
Our last night on the Kofa I was determined to get out and shoot the stars. It’s a new moon, and the skies there are unbelievably dark. Plus, the craggy mountains are the perfect foreground for star photography. The milky way isn’t as vibrant as it was in Wyoming, but it was still very bright. Rita and Teri went with me, so we had a fun girls night out. They aren’t photographers, so I enlisted them to be light painters. (after I explained what that was all about) They were so fascinated in what I was doing, and we really had a great time.
The evening started out with the new moon setting right after the sun.
When it got darker, the moon was quite reddish.
When it finally got dark, dark we drove toward the mountain.
Some light painting really helped the craggy mountain stand out more.
The milky way was pretty great too.
Just the silhouette, but still very dramatic.
I love the night sky, and it’s fun to photograph it and preserve it. I’m still not very good at this whole night photography thing, but I sure have fun trying.
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