Over the past several months I have been getting some photos of the night sky and other similar types of photos. I decided to take several of the photos and turn it into a post.
All the photos were taken with my Canon 70D camera. Most were taken using a tripod.
In the close up photo of the moon I used a Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L with a 2x extender.
In the next set of moon photos I was traveling east on I90 just east of North Bend when I saw the moon over the top of the cascades. It was around four in the afternoon and it was still light outside. The moon was noticed by many people several pulled off I90 to take photos. Many of these photos were taken with the stock EF-S 18-135 lens, f/5.6, 20mm zoom.
To experiment with long exposure I went to Western Whitman County where I know about an abandoned farm house and out buildings. It was shortly before midnight and there was very little ambient light. I left the parking lights on my vehicle illuminated on the off-chance a vehicle were to happen down the gravel road at midnight. But the red lights from the vehicle cast a red light into the photos. The photos had an approximately 25 second exposure with settings of ISO800 f/5.6.
I have wanted to do some night sky photos to see the stars. I see so many incredible photos. This is the first time I did it where it turned out okay. I would not say they are the best. But they are okay. I am happy because something other than a black sky appeared. I also tried to get a long exposure photo with the vehicle and the stars in the background. I need to work on that a lot. But again, I am happy it was not all black.
The last photo was taken on Christmas day in Renton, Washington showing a white Christmas.
In a little spot between Pullman, WA and Moscow, ID is a patch of trees in the middle of a wheat field. If you drive around Whitman County it is not unusual to see a small patch of trees in a wheat field. Sometimes there was a house near that spot. But other times I have no idea why they patch of trees exist.
Within this patch of trees was something I would not have expected to find — two abandoned cars. They are parked side-by-side. It looks like they may have been parked there at some point and just never moved again. They don’t look dumped. Even if they were running there would be no way to drive them out of there because of all the tress that would be in the way.
I took the opportunity to take some photographs of the cars.