Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder
When we look around us ,we see a variety all around us.
We press a button and the beauty is immortalised.
Now turn your head above ,towards the celestial space, where our planet earth is a mere spec in this vast and unexplored universe. This beauty is also indeed amazing to look at for hours and immortalise.
This looks like a modern art. Can you guess what is this?
This is Fire in long exposure mode
Long Exposure, this is the key
Looking at night sky/celestial space above is amazing. To capture this certain settings on your DSLR needs to be done.
Tripod i.e. a three legged stand for you to mount your camera.Your camera will shake at long exposure time.
Set your camera to the Manual Mode.
Set the Exposure Time i.e. The period for which you expose your camera sensor to the light outside.
Set the ISO Setting i.e. Illumination or the amount of light you wish to be in a Photo.
Set the Aperture i.e. the amount of light that enters the lens. Set this to minimum i.e f/minimum no. You can vary this if you are not finding the photo ok in preview.
Bulb Mode is a mode in your camera where you can increase your exposure time. Keep the button pressed to take your shot , camera shutter will be open and light will keep on hitting your sensor but your camera will shake if you are doing it using your hand. There is a shutter remote system for that, and you may want to use this. This thing is very useful for capturing star trails.
You need to be in complete dark and absolutely no stray light. Travel to a place with absolutely no stray light whatsoever/no light pollution
You should keep a head lamp or a torch with you, it’s dark and you don’t want to topple over your camera and break your bones and your camera.
Your camera should be firmly mounted on the tripod and please don’t touch your camera while the shot is taking place.
I used a Cannon EOS 60D, the lens I used was a wide angle zoom lens 18-135mm. I used exposure time of 30 seconds, an ISO of 800 in Manual Mode( which I varied regularly to get different shots), the lens was to to 18 mm focal length ( you set your lens to minimum focal length to get maximum wide angle), focus was set to infinity and aperture to f/3.5.
There is one of the most prominent thing we all know, The Orion aka Hunter Constellation with its 7 stars.
There is the Orion Again