Something Big

by Amber Josephine January. 20, 2017 775 views

The vastness of space makes them look so small to us, and yet up close they are so unimaginably...big.

Twinkle twinkle "little" star...

I have a passion for astronomy and all things space, and since moving back to the city after spending several years in small country towns I miss the opportunity to really capture the night sky in all its glory.


These shots were taken in my backyard, and although the strong breeze meant the trees wouldn't sit still, I'm quite happy with the final results.  The large star in the first two shots is Sirius (slightly blurred since I didn't get the chance to properly set the focal point to infinity before it got too dark), while in the third photo, its Canopus.

Looking South

Additional photo - I took this photo last year but wanted to include it here since it fitted so well with today's theme - especially since it looks so large in the sky compared to the stars we see (and yet is tiny in comparison to them).

Lunar Surface

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Ben Mckechnie 2 years, 10 months ago

Well done for experimenting with astrophotography. I've never tried it! Did you enjoy it?
I love the dreamlike feel to #3. Thanks for entering the weekly theme this week. Look out
for the winners announcement and new weekly theme tomorrow!

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Amber Josephine Replied to Ben Mckechnie 2 years, 10 months ago

Thanks - astrophotography is one of the main reasons I originally purchased my camera a couple of years ago and have absolutely enjoyed every bit of it (Even if I'm still trying to get my head around some aspects of it).

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