1st Try @ Milky Way

Turns out there is a steep learning curve for photographing the Milky Way. But I learn by doing so I expect I'll do better next time.

What it is is that on your camera, digital or film, there are alot of settings you need to preset depending on you photo situation. I didnt really understand what my settings needed to be, AND I had a new camera, AND I had a borrowed lens, AND I was sick, and tired, so... well.. here's the best of what I did. I fixed them the best I could. 

On to the next time!


            Bristlecone Pines

I wish my stars weren't blurry and that you could see the pines better. This taught me that I need to learn about bracketing, and how to focus on the stars.


            Alabama Hills

The people I was with kept doing light painting. I kinda started to figure it out here.

            Alabama Hills again

I tell you what, my camera and lens were a rock star tho. I'm really happy with all the colors and light coming thru these images. Its on me now to get it down.



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                                        So, there you go.

Milky Way season is almost over. I probably won't get out again this year. But I have plans for Joshua Tree next year. I took what I learned and have my camera set up better for when I use it again. Stay tuned!

And if you're a photographer and know a local spot we can hit up before the season ends, then let me know!

I'm happy to answer any questions, but I've barely got a toe hold on this! Discussions are welcome!