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Shimmering Orion by annamnt Shimmering Orion by annamnt
The stars were particularly bright tonight. While admiring them through the window, I noticed those three in a row and another smaller three below them that looked like a constellation. I couldn’t find the name of it at first, but this was because they were part of a bigger constellation : Orion. What I have noticed was called “the belt of Orion” see Orion (constellation) for [link]

I even saw a falling star to make a wish upon.

I set the camera on tripod, timer to 10 seconds release. The ISO 1600, aperture mode, Aperture 4,5 , shutter speed 10 sec.A slight under exposure of -0,3step Both pictures were shot through the window. It was too cold outside to open it.
The manual focusing was tricky. It was hit and miss really. But I got 2 sharp photos out of about 8 shots.
"Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
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VisualJunky Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
WOW! This is stunning! You are fortunate that the the sky there is so dark! Here we have quite a bit of light pollution and it makes it really difficult getting night photies... *thinks* I should post the lunar eclipse that we took some time... mmm....
annamnt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep, the sky was crystal clear this night with tons of twinkling stars of all the colors. Which is not always the case. Last time I saw a falling star was about 2 years ago. Everyone sleeping at 2:45am, and me? Adjusting tripod in the living room... I thought "I must be nuts" but in the same time "ah, so peaceful and quiet,finally time for some photos" . I notice that I have less and less time for photos lately <sigh>. I also don't have the cam with me so much. It's difficult to carry cam, extra lens and 2 kids only with 2 hands....
VisualJunky Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
Absolutely stunning! I think it was worth the time spent! Nope! You're not nuts! Just passionate!

Yeah... with added people and stuff comes more responsibility which in turn means that you have less time... I was thinking about that just the other day... Since we bought our new home, it feels like I have less time available... and since I started my business even less time... I don't know what is going to happen when we start having kids... I'll probably have to put the photography on ice... *sigh*
annamnt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Time is what we all want. But most people don't know what to do with it, once they get it. They get bored and annoyed. Cool thing my hobby photography keeps me occupied in those moments. :squee:
VisualJunky Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Absolutely! Some folks really throw their quota away! I have loads of crafts and stuff happening all the time! Pinterest has just sent my crafting into overdrive!!!
annamnt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
VisualJunky Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yeah... I've got that *rubs eyes and yawns* Just want to see one more page... just one more... PROMISE!!!! =D
annamnt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
what's your link there? :giggles:
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