Archive for the Long exposures Category

Taos Community Auditorium: High Desert Drive-In

Posted in Aerial, DJI Mavic 2 Pro, Long exposures on March 19, 2021 by budbranch

New Year’s Photos

Posted in Aerial, Astrophotography, DJI Mavic 2 Pro, interval exposure, Long exposures, Sony A7III on January 5, 2021 by budbranch

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Taos NYE fireworks

Taos NYE fireworks

Taos NYE fireworks

Taos NYE fireworks

Star trails during Bootids meteor shower

8-second exposure using very stable drone

8-second exposure using very stable drone

Geminid Meteors

Posted in Astrophotography, Composite, Long exposures, Sony A7III on December 16, 2020 by budbranch
The Geminid meteor shower peaked early Monday morning. This is a composite of 26 images that highlights the phenomenon of the “radiant”.
Very top center are Castor and Pollux, the heads of the Twins: Gemini. Notice all 26 meteors (except one) “point” to constellation Gemini. The renegade is blue-green, non-Geminid random meteor, and beautiful.
Mars at the bottom, Orion top left, Pleiades near center.
It was COLD. I wrapped a hat around the camera, and left it with a hand warmer!  I used the camera’s self-timer to delay the start of automated exposures until 1AM, then it made 800 30-second exposures before it ran out of battery.  Then it was a matter of reviewing each frame and selecting the ones with juicy meteors, then some Photoshop.  Thanks for digging it.

Meteors and Moon

Posted in Astrophotography, Composite, Long exposures, Sony A7III on November 21, 2020 by budbranch

 

Enjoy.

Perseid Meteors

Posted in Astrophotography, interval exposure, Long exposures, Sony A7III, Wide Angle on August 14, 2020 by budbranch

Recent moonless nights have favored long meteor-hunting sessions, and this month it coincides with the Perseids.  Famous meteor showers get a lot of press and draw our attention, but meteors happen EVERY night.  Mark your calendar for all moonless nights!

 

These are all 30-second exposures f/2.8 at ISO 6400 shot off a fixed tripod.

Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

Posted in Astrophotography, Available Light, Long exposures, sky, Sony A7III on July 9, 2020 by budbranch

5-second exposures taken at 4:10AM today.  Taos NM

While We Sleep

Posted in Astrophotography, interval exposure, Long exposures, Sony A7III, Wide Angle on July 1, 2020 by budbranch

Twenty minutes of night sky, lit from behind by the Moon.

Comet Hunt

Posted in 5DMII, Astrophotography, Composite, Long exposures on May 17, 2020 by budbranch

Looking for Comet SWAN, but it was lost in the glare of sunrise.  Had another camera shooting north 30 sec exposures.  This is a composite of 30 frames.

 

Thunderstorm in Angel Fire + Moonrise

Posted in 5DMII, Astrophotography, Available Light, Long exposures, Wide Angle on April 10, 2020 by budbranch

10 second exposure as the moon was rising during a distant thunderstorm.

Dark Sky / Milky Way

Posted in 5DMII, Astrophotography, Long exposures, Wide Angle on September 22, 2019 by budbranch

 

A sweet, clear, dark night… 

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