Original Work "Silent watchers from a Distant Past"
One of my habits when taking photos is - take lots of them. Even if you are not great at it, by pure probability you're bound to have some work out. However, the downside is that the good shots may be "lost" amongst all the crappy shots - waiting for the time when dark skies a ruined by solid cloud cover and my only solace is going back to previous outings and finding these gems (like for the recent Jupiter / Venus conjunction - Perth, Australia was raining).
Anyhow, this composite shot of the Moon, Mars and Venus on 21st February 2015 was taken over the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park. I posted a similar shot a few months ago, with the foregrdoung in shadow. Mars and Venus can be seen as the bright "stars" center left.
Two shots were taken with a Canon EOS6D through a 200mm lens (at 85mm zoom), one half-second exposure for the night sky, and a 5 second exposure for the foreground (also lit up by my torch). They were then combined in photoshop.
Image detail as follows:
DATE / TIME: 2015-02-21
LOCATION: Nambung National Park, Australia
SCOPE: Canon 200mm F2.8 (@F3.2)
OPTICAL ATTACHMENTS: None
MOUNT: standard tripod
CAMERA: EOS6D unmodded
EXPOSURE: ISO3200 @ 0.5sec (sky) and ISO3200 @ 5sec (foreground)
PROCESSING: Shots combined and processed in Photoshop. #night #moon #mars #venus #pinnacle #desert #rock #stone #longexposure #nightphotography #astrophotography #twilight #stars