On the recent trip to Smiths Lake I once more had the opportunity to attempt astrophotography.
Whilst taking these photos the many mosquitoes that were around decided they loved me very much and left me with plenty of parting gifts.
Overall it was enjoyable.
These are a vast improvement over my last attempt at Smiths Lake, but that’s to be expected considering I have a bit of a better idea of what I was doing this time around.
It also helped that the gear I had this time was better suited for the task.
The way that the stars seem to form a pattern is quite interesting.
I like how they span the whole area of the photo without engulfing the whole scene.
I think that scenes like this really make you appreciate how small you are, as well as appreciate nature.
I included the second photo due to the shooting star. I didn’t see it occur as I was pacing back and forth whilst the timer was running in an attempt to avoid the mosquitoes. I felt that it was unfortunate that I missed the shooting star, but I saw one a couple of nights prior so it wasn’t too bad.
I like the way there’s a contrast between the shooting star and the other space objects.
You have all these lights that are still, then a long, bright trail cutting through the darkness.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy.