Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Starry Starry Night

I have a lot of time on my hands right now. I'm finishing day 3 of my radiation treatment and have been quarantined in a room in  the basement of my parent's house. Really, the room is perfect: internet connection, TV and DVD player and plenty of books. Tonight I got a bit restless and decided to try my hand at photographing star trails. I had no idea what they were until my friend asked me about them and I started looking in to it. Star trails are essentially long photo exposures of the movement of  the rotation of the earth as evidenced by the "trails" that stars create in a still photograph. So I set my camera, but on "bulb" and set the exposure for 5 and a half minutes - more than enough time to catch the movement of the earth that we can never really feel. It was a nice way to spend the evening. Tomorrow I'll shoot for longer exposures and we'll just have to see what I get!