Sunday, 15 April 2012

How to Create a Starry Sky

A few nights ago I suddenly wondered what would happen if I tried to catch raindrops with the camera's flash.   Now I know.



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  1. Looks good! So, are they really all just raindrops, or are some real stars hidden among them?

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    1. Just raindrops: the sky was completely clouded over.

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  2. Awesome - looks like the sky without light pollution.

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    1. Yes. Our night sky is like that when the full moon isn't out.

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    1. Thanks Monica. My thoughts are that now, when it's raining, I can look out and imagine that the raindrops are stars and that it's a lovely clear night.

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  4. congrats, GB on your shots!
    I tried the same thing one night, but I wasn't sure that I wanted to publish it. My daughter thought I was crazy because there were high winds and lightning that night. She had asked me if I'd been woken by the storm. I said, "No, I was awake and taking pictures of it." That's when she told me I was crazy; I told her that I hadn't gone out. I'm not stupid!

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    1. Norma, there's nothing wrong with being crazy once in a while. It's when we are being crazy and not knowing we are being crazy that the problems start. I was standing on my deck which is covered. It's lovely being able to be in the fresh air and the elements without actually getting wet.

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  5. These are so magical to look at!

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  6. How cool is that! What a great effect. I must remember that. Thank, GB

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  7. Don't know anything about photography, but I really love this.

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    1. It was just point and shoot Jill.

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  8. That's great! One of the reasons why I dream of getting proposed to under the rain! :))

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    1. I hope your dream comes true, Denise

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  9. You get the same effect with the dreaded Scottish midge and a camera flash. Unfortunately the photo doesn't leave you with a magical feeling just an irresistible urge to scratch!

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    1. I never thought of that Mark. I don't think I'll try it either!

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  10. Snow is even better GB. Do you remember that stuff - white, falls from sky, winter-time! :-D

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