Stars #2

Living next to a park has its perks. One of them is being able to get to a relatively dark area to do some astrophotography. I am a complete beginner when it comes to photographing the night sky, but I thought I’d give it a go anyway.

Attempt #1
Attempt #2

The images coming out of the iPhone were a bit too bright for my liking so I’ve darkened them a bit using the Photos app. I’m also experimenting with the tint (colour? temperature?) of the photos, making it slightly greenish and the other more red/purple, to see if that helps to bring out the light from the stars a bit more.

If you look closely at the bit of sky above the goal post in the third picture above, you will be able to see a streak of light in the sky. I’d love for that to have been a comet (or is it asteroid? I’m confused!) but it was probably a plane making its way somewhere exotic while the rest of us carry on with our lives on the ground.

All photos were taken with an iPhone 11 Pro Max fixed to a JOBY GorillaPod; using a tripod allowed me to increase the exposure time to 30 seconds in Night Mode.