Last nights sky was nice and clear and I was in for the evening and watching the Patriots on Sunday Night Football. At about 10:30 I looked out the window and the stars were really bright so I decided to take a drive to one of my favorite locations to photograph; Sabattus River. I wanted to expand on the technique I tried for the first time a couple of weeks ago of photographing the stars but with a more interesting backdrop. When I got to the river I noticed a slight mist hanging over the water, I figured it would add a little more interest to the photos. The moon was at half crescent so it added plenty of light to the scene so I didn’t have silhouettes. Even with the light of the half moon it was difficult to see through the viewfinder to compose but I did the best I could. I used the exact same camera settings as my first starry sky post, check that out to see what they were.
In the second photo you can see a shooting star just above the tree in the background, which I never saw while I was making the exposure. I was there till almost midnight and I’m pretty happy with the results for a second attempt at this technique. I’m looking forward to trying it this winter when there’s snow on the ground. Oh, by the way, I got home just in time to see the Patriots lose by a field goal.