can you guess how I took this picture?
I’m at our very dark sky site and all my cameras were busy taking deep sky images through the telescope in the observatory. I opened the observatory door and looked up to see Orion and Taurus rising in the eastern sky just before midnight…Wow!
The only camera I had left to take a photo with was my point & shoot Canon G7x Mark 11, but I also needed a camera tripod to steady the camera, and that was under the caravan bed where my husband was fast asleep…what to do???
I tried using a fence post in place of a tripod no good, then the rail on the observatory…no good again,
Aha, what about the bonnet of my husbands car, ‘Yay’ success!
With the added bonus that it looks like the stars are reflecting in water…when I showed this image to my husband he laughed and called the picture ‘Stars reflecting on Landcrusier Lake’
This is the first time I’ve ever taken a picture of the stars on a cars bonnet!
So the moral of the story is ‘Never Give Up’ :-)
Image taken with Canon G7x mark 11 camera on the manual setting with a 15 second exposure, ISO2000, aperture F2 and focal length 8.8mm.
More images taken at my observatory in October coming soon….