Light Up the Night Sky

42 thoughts on “Light Up the Night Sky”

  1. I would like to know if I could use the second picture down as a cover for a book I’m writing. I’ll make sure to mention your name on wherever you put that stuff. I’m not sure, I don’t know how the layout works. But I love the photos!

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    1. Hey Jacob!
      Thanks for the complement! That’s pretty awesome that you are writing a book. I’d like to know more about it.
      I’ma shoot you an email in the morning with a couple questions.

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  2. great work with the night skies. it’s not easy. thanks for stopping by and checking out my work. looking forward to seeing more of yours. JT

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    1. Thanks! Unfortunately, these are the best shots so far, lol.
      Best advice in no particular order:

      Use a DSLR with a customizable timer so you can choose the time that works best with your specific setting. I usually do 15 – 30 sec, but it depends. For star trails, my friends have a device that allows for the shutter to be open for hours without being monitored.

      Check the calendar before going out. The moon is very luminous and will make the stars fade and the landscape look like day. Best pictures of the stars will be during the new moon when it is not there at all.

      Always use a tripod… that’s a given.

      A 50mm lens works great because of the larger aperture.

      A flashlight can be used to light up the landscape as needed.

      It’s a very time consuming process and may take a couple nights to get the perfect shot, but never give up!
      Might also be a good idea to look up information and tips regarding the specific type of astrophotography you are interested in capturing.

      Best of luck!

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  3. Beautiful and sensual. I think the images may not be what we see, but they are closer to what we feel when we think of night. Nice work.

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  4. Lovely shots! And thanks so much for stopping by and liking my photo post the other day 🙂 I just started blogging and so this is all very new to me… kinda scary in a way to be so vulnerable and put your life and work out there for all to see. Keep up the beautiful work. Amanda x

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  5. Gorgeous photos Ms. J – I’m hoping to get some star photos as well (someday). BF is THE photographer, but I love looking at others work and getting inspirations. Yours are great. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  6. I messaged you on Facebook, but would like permission to use “Pretty Night Sky” for the back cover on my book. It is called ” a close encounter of the fifth kind”, and yes, it is about aliens. I would love to use the picture with credits, of course. Please let me know as I am almost done importing and correcting the book cover with Indesign on .

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