Keep Looking Up

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I tend to run hot and cold on side projects like photography and blogging. I’m sure you can relate. We’re all really busy, and work, family, and yes, going out and shooting can get in the way of posting blog updates.

I’d hoped to get to Big Bend National Park this year to shoot the Milky Way, but unfortunately that’s not going to happen. Maybe next year.

But you never know when a great shot opportunity presents itself. That’s exactly what happened last month during our Florida trip. We were driving back and I happened to look out towards the beach, and to my surprise I could see the Milky Way. The light pollution maps appeared to show the area I was in as too bright, so I hadn’t thought much about trying to shoot, except maybe some star trails.

I’d never tried shooting the Milky Way, but I wasn’t going to pass an opportunity to try.

So I grabbed my faithful Nikon D5300 and MeFOTO tripod and headed to the beach.

Not the greatest Milky Way shot ever, but I’m pretty happy with it. Next time I’ll probably try multiple shots and some blending in post to knock out some noise.