With it being October and Halloween fast approaching, it seems appropriate to post more Halloweenesque photos.
I went out to Skyline Drive pre-dawn to not only take pictures of the sunrise and fall leaves, but also capture some star images. The end goal is to capture some star trail images at some point, so I started with just some simple star shots:
They came out ok, now just need to go out even earlier to capture even more for star trails! That’s the only issue with star trail images, you need to take a lot of images over the course of the night as the stars move in the sky. Then you take the individual images and stack them together so that the movement of the stars become apparent. Which means getting up even earlier in the morning or spending the night sitting on Skyline Drive!
As for the image above, I took it while dawn was approaching. As the sun was getting closer to appearing at the horizon the sky to the west was starting to turn a dark blue. Just enough light in the sky to see the clouds that were rolling in. You could barely start to make out the road that I drove up on. With the almost dark silhouetted tree against the night sky and the barely there winding road, it appears to be more like an image from a classic Halloween story – maybe something from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Equipment used for these photos:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens
Slik 700DX Tripod
Bogen 3030 3-way pan/tilt head