Lately, I’ve been in a creative rut. I haven’t been motivated to shoot, or edit anything new for a while. I was already starting to slide into a little bit of a rut, and then I got an infection that made me feel terrible and took away all my energy. Funny how feeling awful prevents you from being creative or productive.
Actually, its not that funny. I have things to do.
Last night, my girlfriend needed to go for a drive, and asked me to go along. I wasn’t feeling well, and had no idea where we were going, so I didn’t bother bringing my Nikon. Thats a rookie mistake, especially when I’ve been wanting to shoot the milky way lately. Well, we ended up driving out to applegate lake. I hadn’t been there at night before, and I was stunned at how dark the sky was. We could clearly see the milky way with our naked eyes. It was pretty amazing.
With the countless stars before me, I finally felt like shooting. Since the best camera is the one you have on you, I decided to try my luck with some iPhone astrophotography. I tried longexpo pro and slow shutter, but neither one gave me good results. I’m sure it was my fault, though. I was trying to do 15-30 second exposures. To say there was a bit of noise would be an understatement.
I ended up taking this photo with 645 pro because I wanted full control of the camera. Then, I did a quick edit in snapseed to brighten the stars a bit. No, its not the best photo, but I thought it was pretty cool that I could even get all these stars with a half second exposure on the iPhone.
After seeing the milky way last night, I’m tempted to sleep all day today and head out somewhere tonight with my Nikon.