The last couple days, I've been putting photos up from an early morning excursion I made to Miyagi Island here on Okinawa. When I arrived to my location about 1 hour before sunrise, I was surprised to see a very clear night full of stars. I was not prepared to do this type of photography so I was just able to get a few shots off of a clear area with the stars in abundance (the clouds were starting to come in as I was getting my camera prepared). I didn't have a strong flashlight so I couldn't find an object to focus on so I had to do some guessing on focus. The lens I was using doesn't have a focus limiter so I couldn't focus on infinity, the focus ring just keeps turning; YES, all my DSLR friends I know all your Canon and Nikon lenses don't have that problem. While by no means is this some great photograph, but I thought I'd share it anyway so you could share that same moment I had at 4:30am
I went to a starscape photography workshop a few weeks ago. I haven't been very regular on working on my photos lately, but decided to see what I could get from that night. Unfortunately, it was a pretty cloudy night so I couldn't get any star trails, but I did get some shots where the stars were fairly clear. I'm looking forward to doing some more of this type of shooting but in a location where there is no light pollution.