September 20th-28th, 2015 – Newfoundland Canada – Finally, some skies clear of both light and smoke. Enough so I’ve been able to play with the camera on some cold crisp nights. So that I have a few pictures to share of what I see looking up into the darkness.
Traveling so far away from dense population centers means a lot less light shining up into the sky from cities. I had a lot of great opportunities earlier in the trip with weather and light, but with fires all over the west, smoke has been a complication.
I think to get much better I am going to need to ditch the zoom lens for a fixed focus, low F-stop one. Some of the shots are done using a long exposure and then a quick “paint” of the foreground with a pocket flashlight, and I did some correction using Photoshop. More comments on each photograph.