Wednesday, October 01, 2008
The Best Night Sky Ever!!
I have featured Andre and Neil's photos here before but these pictures are the most unique I have ever seen in their Flickr photostreams. As I have mentioned before, these avid amateur photographers work with my husband. Neil is on the executive of our local photography club, GRIPS.
They went on a company fishing trip last weekend to an area absolutely free of artificial light. The company founder's cottage is here, between Belleville and Ottawa ON and believe me, night is very, very dark. Andre and Neil worked together on these images. Neil describes the technique below.
"This is from our company fishing trip this weekend. The cottage is in north eastern Ontario. The sky was amazing. The North Star is the one in the centre of the circular star pattern. This was a 34.5 minute exposure. During the exposure the stars around the north star appear to be moving in a circular direction. The earth is actually rotating around the axis of the North Star so it appears still."
Do visit their Flickr sites (Neil, Andre) and view these images in large size. (Copyrighted and used with permission)