Why I have no outside lights
A couple of weekends ago I spent some time with my father up around the Timmins Ontario area. We've been travelling to Northern Ontario for a relaxing week (or long weekend) of fishing since I was 14 years old. Almost 30 years later the tradition is still going strong. The main purpose of the trip was fishing and spending some quality time with the man who has influenced me the most in my life. The secondary theme of the trip for me was to do some night photography. This area is classified as a "Dark Sky" area, and for the most part it didn't disappoint. There strangely were a couple of sources of ambient light. One being a forest fire (which can be seen at it's beginning stage in the center of the photo). This fire has been devastating it is currently 39,518 ha – the biggest fire in the Northeast Region in over 50 years (as of May 30th).
The other is the Northern Lights which decided it was going to put on a small show for me while I snapped of the 14 vertical images which make up this photograph. Details on this image
This image which covers 180 degrees is comprised of 14 vertically shot images, the image is stitched from single exposures, it is not a composite,there is no "Stacking" involved either.
Size of the original image is 12556 x 5032 Pixels
Each image stats are as follows
Date photographed 5/19/2012 @ 11:39 PM EST
Camera - Nikon D7000
Lens - Nikkor 18-70 f3.5-4.5
Focal length used 18mm @ f3.5
Exposure length - 20 seconds ISO 3200 (each frame)
Processing - Photoshop & Lightroom
If you do like this image, please do some investigating into the Dark Sky Association and the efforts to give more people on this earth the chance to experience this type scene.It's all about turning out your outside lights!
#plusphotoextract #astrophotography #milkyway
I'll also mention +Scott Jarvie
and +Photography Decathlon
so they can see one of my better images for the Decathlon's post seen herehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/102294308370012121211/posts/8BQXiUkxfkB