I was taking 30 second time exposures of the night sky when I noticed these gorgeous clouds heading my way. I timed the exposure to capture the clouds.
It looks like Northern Lights.
13 Sep 2007 5:12am
Beautiful night sky! You can almost see a smilie face in one of the groups of clouds.
13 Sep 2007 5:52am
13 Sep 2007 6:28am
Well your timing is just fantastic...I've never seen a night blue like this, I love it :)
13 Sep 2007 10:42am
Nice capture. I love the blur of the clouds
13 Sep 2007 10:56am
I think I see recognizeable parts of familiar constellations. This is sublime and beautiful and I want to know how you managed to get such clarity...
13 Sep 2007 11:10am
@Viewfinder: Shooting far from city lights on a new moon works wonders!
13 Sep 2007 11:24am
doesn't your pic looks like one from nasa's... :)
clouds blending with sky is fabulous...
13 Sep 2007 11:28am
Great shot ... and the title reminds me of a song I love (the Doctor and the Medics version of 'Spirit in the Sky')
13 Sep 2007 1:06pm
VERY nicely done Craig!! And I first did think it was the Northern Lights but then thought nope not in California!! It has such a great feeling of wonder for me!!
13 Sep 2007 1:58pm
awesome long exposure. great night shot
13 Sep 2007 3:12pm
Wow, that's impressive.
13 Sep 2007 4:13pm
Wonderful capture of the night sky! Damon is right - very impressive Craig :-)
13 Sep 2007 4:45pm
Sky is alive!!! Wonderful!
13 Sep 2007 7:10pm
Ah! This brings back memories of when I used to stargaze. I'm guessing you used a moving telecope engine to keep the motion of the earth from making lines of your stars? 30 seconds is a long time for the sky to hold still :) Nice shot, and a good idea to include the clouds!
13 Sep 2007 8:14pm
@Ken McCoy: Actually no telescope engine was used. Just a tripod. :0)
I have tried this and I never get results like this, what a great shot!!! Can you send me some hints??? Pretty please???? :)
13 Sep 2007 8:25pm
@Dawn Sutherland: I was camping up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains far from any city lights on a new moon (no moon) night. I set the exposure to 30 seconds because that is as long as my little Sony H5 will do and the aperture to 2.8 because that is as wide as my little Sony H5 goes. The tripod is of course essential! The rest was just luck! Hope that helps! :0)
Beautiful shot...perfect timing
13 Sep 2007 8:57pm
that's awesome, you got a really good one!
13 Sep 2007 10:31pm
Cool job, that was quite a difficult exposure I would imagine, and it looks great
13 Sep 2007 11:38pm
13 Sep 2007 11:46pm
This is a really cool shot.
14 Sep 2007 1:34am
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