I got to see my first Aurora last night, and it was beautiful. I had gotten alerts from various apps, but had kind of decided not to go. Then a friend, who lives in Copenhagen, told me that he could shoot it on his phone, with four sec. shutter-speed. So I packed my gear and practically ran to a spot with a decent view. I sat up all the gear, and true enough, there was surprisingly bright Aurora. I could see it faintly with the naked eye, but on the camera it really showed. I'm making a short time-lapse I'll put up later.
I kept shooting for a while, and I saw a meteor in my peripheral view, to the left. I wished quietly to the Universe that I'd get one on the sensor, before I changed batteries in the camera and remote, and changed the interval to one sec. Thank the powers that be, that I did. About 20 seconds later, this giant came flying out of nowhere! I stood there laughing like an idiot, honestly for about 10 seconds. Maybe even more🤓 This is the biggest one I've managed to get a picture of, and also one of the biggest I've seen.
I started astrophotography a year ago this month, and it's turning out to be one hell of an anniversary🙏 Sorry for the wall of text😳
Greeting an Old Friend.
Finally, some clear skies! 👏
I shot this before going to Samsø and wanted to upload it, while I was over there. But it didn't transfer to my phone and I had to leave, before I could try again. But here it is 😊 Shot under a 96% Moon, which gave me a lot of light for the foreground.
Orion was my first subject, when I started astrophotography a year ago. A lot has happened since, and I think I've evolved a lot. I love this hobby; it's the best form of therapy there is; being alone with the stars in the dark, contemplating the big, as well as the small things in life. I think everyone should go out of their way, to look at the stars at least once a month. It really puts things into perspective.
Last night was insanely clear, but still with a very bright Moon. Got some pretty neat shots though, so stand by 😉
*EDIT* Didn't even realize, this is post number 100! 🇩🇰🙆♂️🎉🎊 #astro#astrophotography#astronomy#nightphotography#night#burialmound#Orion#Nikon#Nikonnordic#Sigma#darksky#darkskyparkmøn#darkskypark#lookup
The most amazing Monday sunset. •
Went to Terschelling Island today to prepare for the next @darkskyrunningcamp . It’s going to be great (again); we’ll kick off 2018 on Feb 16-18. Who’s with us? Text/DM me for more info 📩 •
Time to sleep now... good night 😘
“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson 📍 Borrego Springs State Park, Borrego Springs, CA, USA
@canonusa 5D Mark II
w/ 16-35mm f4.0
The Milky Way Galaxy from Borrego Springs in early June.
🇩🇪Ons optrekje deze nacht: de Sternenwagen, een trailer midden in het Sternenpark Rhön - in de Duitse vrijstaat Thüringen- waar we straks liggend op bed door een glasdak kunnen zien hoe de sterren de show stelen. Vooralsnog hangt de bewolking als een zwaar doek voor het toneel.
Our accommodation for tonight: a trailer with a glass roof that will give us first row access to the Dark Sky Park of Rhön.
@meinthueringen @thueringen_entdecken.de @hotelzurgruenenkutte #duitsland#darkskypark#darksky#outdoorlife#sterrenhemel#sterrenkijken#tinyhouse#tinyhouseonwheels