Here are my favorite “Sky Impressions” from my recent Canada trip. Watching a nice sunrise or sunset, or the time in between, the twilight, is every time a new experience. But what attracts me more and more is watching the stars by night and photograph them. It´s a whole new story for me and there are so many things to learn about “Astrophotography”! Yes, a whole new approach to photography I´m just starting with. Did you know that you can modify your dlsr-body into a body for astrophotography? And that you can use your camera on a telescope (well, with a special mount), and take longtime exposures without getting startrails? That´s just the beginning of it! And that gives me the opportunity to combine my hobbies: photography, traveling, astronomy and studying old cultures! http://www.photomeeting.de/astromeeting/himmelsfotografie_.htm is a very good site (in english) of German astrophotographer Stefan Seip and http://legault.perso.sfr.fr/ , a french astrophotographer with incredible images (also in english). Enjoy!
Moonset @ Waterton Lakes NP
Dawn @ Waterton Lakes NP
Dawn @ Abraham Lake
Ice crystal clouds @ Abraham Lake
Venus at dawn @ Maligne Lake
Startrails with Orion @ Wells Grey PP
Dusk @ British Columbia
Dusk @ BC
Dusk @ BC
“Blue Hour” (dusk) @ Kamloops
Dawn @ Golden
Kamloops at night ( not a “sky impression, but it fits good in here)
“I do not travel to reach a goal, but to move forward.
I travel because of travel.
The movement is most important.”
(R.L.Stevenson, english author, 1850-1894)