I got inspired to take night shots after I was brought to the photography club where there was a lecture about this kind of photography. As I live in a place where there are hundreds of beautiful places to go. Shortly after I the lecture a grabbed my camera and went away for a new photo adventure.
The first photo for some of you might be familiar as I used it already in a previous post. But the next ones are only now here. I so wanted to go to Glendalough to take these shots at the lake but the sky was mostly overcasted with clouds and on numbers of evening I had to wait patiently. And there it happened, clear night sky. Packed up and drove away towards Glendalough. I was so not certain how it;s going to be as I encountered very dense for that the driving was nearly impossible. I thought what the hell am I doing. If the fog is here it is more than likely that in the mountains the conditions could be even worse. But I didn’t give up, full of hope I kept going.
What a surprise!!!!! Only 1 km from my destination point all of the sudden the fog ceased and here we go… 🙂
Wicklow Mountains seen from Sally Gap area
Glendalough Upper Lake
Glandalough – through the trees
Glendalough – Big Dipper
I know that some of these photos are not great quality shots, so if you’d like to leave some comments on how to improve my photos in the future please feel free to do so. Many thanks 😉
The first one is my favorite. The color in the sky makes it for me. Good job!
Very beautiful images. Until the end of this month Jupiter, Venus and the Moon are aligned and clearly visible in the sky, this might be a good occasion for you since you master the technique.
Thank you very much for the tip. Will definitely go out and try to capture it 😉
Pawel – these are great! The second is the best with star reflections in the lake.
Nice images. How did you take these? I’m not sure how to photograph a night sky.
I used my lens 18 – 200mm and set on 18mm f3.5 / 15sec, ISO 1600 and overexposed by 3 stops, works for me on my camera but I suggest to experience on your own and find your best setting. Oh yeah and most important, use good sturdy tripod.
Thanks for the info! I don’t have a tripod..at least not yet.
…and a remote trigger! 🙂
that’s true. Cable release or timer on the camera will also do their job 😉
Thank you all for your comments 🙂
Waaaaaaaaaaw, amazing imagery over here 🙂
Wow! These photos are really stunning!
Maybe this helps: http://wernerpriller.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/startrails/;
“Upper Lake” is cool, just try it to “lighten it up” it a bit…
you can email me if you need more answers; in general: try, try, try….
Beautiful… Wish i have been there …
great shots! I miss night photography
Fabulous; very well taken/done. I love night sky pictures.