The Night Sky
I just went to get the mail, and while doing so, I happened to glance up at the night sky, and I was reminded of something I have been trying to do for a long time. Ever since I borrowed a Rebel for the first time about three months ago, I have been trying to take a picture of the night sky. On a television program I watched a year or so ago about the cosmos, the scientists took a regular DSLR camera, pointed it at the sky, and took a thirty minute exposure. The result was stunning. You could see millions more stars than with the naked eye, as well as one of the arms of the Milky Way galaxy (the Orion Arm, I think).
One of my photographic goals is to take a picture like this. I have tried on several occasions, but I still need to refine my technique. I need to make the camera steadier (tips on how to do this coming soon), refine the aperture setting, and find a way to focus on a tiny light in space a hundred light years away. Oh, and I also need to stop time so that the stars don’t move. I am still working on that last one.