That something would be time lapse - and as I quickly discovered - full of it's own set of crazy hair shirt intricacies and rituals. Maybe more on that later. For now I just want to complain about the weather.
I have two simple requests of the weather gods. I need: 1.) completely clear (night) skies for some decent astrophotography, astrolanscape photography or time lapse astrophotography -or- 2.) full on raging thunderstorms, lightning, and rain for some cool daytime timelapse.
Request denied. It's been clear as a bell in the mornings giving way to clouds and dull overcast skies in the afternoon and evening. No thunderstorms to mention. A few drops of rain. pffffffft. So far I've been pretty much skunked for photography (but just being here is wondrous enough).
Hey at least we came a couple weeks after the states largest forest fire ever which choked the skies with smoke and haze. A real disaster and hardship which makes my complaining seem pathetic by comparison.
So as I wait for the skies to cooperate I did manage to get one nice picture. Hopefully many more to come.
|Scorpio escaping the clutches of Cerro Pedernal.|
Stars over Pedernal
Taken at Ghost Ranch, NM July 28, 2011
Canon T2i (stock), Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM @ f/1.4
5sec exposure @ ISO800
color adjusted Adobe RAW