Tuesday, 27 August 2019

A nice pre-autumn (cool, dark) day. Lots of cloud cover all day but no rain as of yet.

Last night I set my camera up outside to take advantage of the nice weather and clear skies. Even saw a firefly zip by a few times! I managed to get quite a few shots, including Cassiopeia and the big Dipper and a bit of the milky way. It doesn’t show up very bright because of the light pollution but if I were to lighten the photo, it pops up a little.

Unfortunately I couldn’t stay out very long as ragweed season is in full swing and allergies took over but I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to get some shots. The great thing about this time of year, for night shooting anyway, is night comes much earlier than in June or July so I don’t have to stay up as late! Winter is even better but it can get so cold. But…cold nights means bright stars!!!

Cassiopeia constellation, night sky
239/365 Cassiopeia constellation, 27 August 2019, © WQuinn
Watercolour painting landscape sky, trees and Field
239/365 Painting of the day, 27 August 2019, © WQuinn

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