Daily Archives: May 15, 2014

The Road to the Stars

The Road to the Stars
Big Bend National Park, Texas
Camera Exif Data:  Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 16-35 (16mm focal length), ISO 5000, shutter speed 30 seconds, f3.2

The Road To The Stars

Here’s another starry sky photo.  I spent two different nights/mornings capturing images.

During the wee hours of Mondy morning (4/28), long before I took that long hike up Pinnacles Trail, I hopped in the car and drove out to several favorite spots for some starry sky shots.  I’d timed my trip to the park during a new moon so nothing would mar the sky’s night canvas.  At my first stop, I was looking for the Milky Way but didn’t find it.  So, I decided to go for an interesting shot by plunking myself and tripod smack dab in the middle of the road.  I wanted a leading line image that would take the viewer’s eyes straight into the vast night expanse.

I didn’t stay out there very long. I was a little wary about standing out in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night (ok, early morning hours) with black bears and wild cats and coyotes possibly lurking nearby to keep me a bit on edge. I could hear the crickets and other regular night sounds so I figured as long as nothing suddenly went silent, I was probably ok. Grin.

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