These were taken by fellow blogger of mine who lives in the Bangor area, but comes out to the island often to photograph. He’s got way more technical experience then I, so I’m sharing his beautiful night sky photos of Acadia. Please do not copy or share them, just enjoy. Visit his blog and link to a website if you want to see more of his work.

Stories from home

Shooting at night isn’t easy. I had a really hard time getting the focus right on most attempts, and as I fumbled around in the dark trying to deal with technical and compositional challenges, I experimented with a variety of focal lengths, aperture sizes, levels of iso, and the length of each exposure. One of the things I found most exciting was how the camera would, over the length of the exposure, gather much more light than my eye could see. I would stand for 30 seconds or so in total darkness holding the camera shutter open, but when I would get a preview of the image on the back of the LCD, I could “see” the scene quite clearly. Depending on the focal length chosen, an exposure of more than 25 seconds would likely result in bright stars exhibiting “trails” rather than pin-point beacons of light. I’m sure you…

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About Carol Page-Potter

I am a woman in the midst of reconnecting with life after the death of my husband.

Posted on September 15, 2012, in Life on the Island. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks Carol. As you know, I love Acadia… and being there at night gave me a whole new experience to enjoy.

  2. I’m just so grateful that you introduced me to your work!!

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