Night View of Bodega Bay

Night View of Bodega Bay

Night View of Bodega Bay, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

This view is looking north out from the tip of Point Reyes across Bodega Bay. This is a storm-bound, windswept coast, often shrouded in fog, so I was lucky to get clear skies for the star trails.

I exposed the photos used in this stack using my backup camera, a Nikon D200, while I photographed Point Reyes Lighthouse (Edge of Night) with my other camera (a D300). I had two tripods with me, but this one was kind of minature so I had to wedge it into the gap between a sign and the fence.

Compared to the D300, the D200 sensor seems to really heat up, which is where the purple flares come from. I kind of like them. Here’s another example showing the D200 sensor flaring, these star circles are from Yosemite at night.

[Nikon D300, 12-24mm zoom lans at 12mm (18mm in 35mm terms), 12 exposures each at 4 minutes, f/4, and ISO 100, total exposure time about 48 minutes, stacked in Photoshop using the Statistics action, tripod mounted using a minature tripod wedged between a National Park Service sign and a safety fence.]

This entry was posted in Digital Night, Landscape, Photography, Point Reyes.

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