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Thursday, August 16, 2012

My primary reason for visiting the Bryce Canyon area was to photograph the stars. This photo was taken at the nearby Red Canyon National Forest.  My trip was planned so there would be no moon leaving the sky  completely dark.  I worked primarily with very wide angle lenses and wide open apertures.  For this image I chose a focal length of 14m with the Nikon 14-24mm lens.  The aperture was f/2.8, ISO of 2000, and exposure set to 30 seconds. To used a Nikon SB900 flash off to the side to add some illumination to the face of the cliffs..

For this photo of the Milky Way and pine trees I used the Nikon 16mm fisheye lens with an aperture of f/2.8, ISO of 3200 and exposure of 30 seconds.  30 seconds was the longest exposure time I used, since anything longer would result in motion blur in the star trails.

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