Encouraged by last Tuesday’s photo shoot along Baker River I headed out to Deception Pass on Friday night to see about some shots. There was a crescent moon, which was almost set by the time I got out there, maybe 10pm or so. Clear skies, cold, good time for capturing stars.
I started up on the bridge, got a few shots of the channel with Orion…
Then I jumped the railing, trying to get a better angle with the moon below the bridge. This view afforded silhouettes of the lower bridge structure as well.
There was so much ambient light that it was difficult to capture the real strip of the Milky Way, so I decided to head down to Bowman Bay.
The road to the parking area was closed, so I hiked down and across the spit to see about some long distance view of the bridge, but that didn’t really pan out. However Bowman Bay had some great lighting…
And the long pier also suggested some interesting shots…
Nighttime photography is really a blast!
As for camera settings:
I used a Canon 6D, with a 24-105 mm lens, tripod and cable release. Aperture at f/4 (wide open), shutter speed at 8 to 13 sec. and ISO at anywhere from 12,000 to 20,000.
10 thoughts on “Deception Pass State Park – Nighttime Imaging”
These are great shots and another post – Very inspiring – thanks!
I wanna be a photographer like you one day. You are an inspiration. Thanks.
Thank you! It’s not every day that someone tells me that I am an inspiration…photography is what keeps me (relatively) sane in this insane world.
Beautiful…. BEAUTIFUL !!!
Thanks! I am just getting into the nighttime thing, its a LOT of fun.
I was so excited to see a rod in the 4th picture! I just learned about them recently on a TV and hope I someday find one in one of my pictures.
I am thinking that the rod is a satellite, in orbit.
I saw a show on them recently. I think it’s more spirit/ets than a satellite. Sure wish I could get one in a picture of mine. I’ve seen them close in pictures online.
What camera and lens are you shooting with? And what is the highest ISO setting on your camera?
I use a Canon Powershot SX130IS. I’m a visual person and cameras confuse me. Basically, I know enough to do what I need to do. The show I saw about them even had pictures of them when going in a small cave and “flying” through low growth.