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Irenes Sky Over Colonial Williamsburg (Post Hurricane)
29-AUG-2011 Pablo Yez

Irene's Sky Over Colonial Williamsburg (Post Hurricane)

Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Well I got the alignment right (on the Governor's palace and Polaris) but there was too much haze (aka moisture in the air) which hid a lot of the star trails and reflected Williamsburg's (reduced) light pollution. Williamsburg's skies are usually way worse (especially due during the Summer) due to humidity and, more importantly, sky glow due to "light pollution". Irene knocked out most of the town's lights, which in combination with a new moon, made it possible to take this shot.

The "sky" was actually much better for this type of shot after Hurricane Isabel after whuch the town's lights were COMPLETELY out for 2 nights and the sky was much darker as well as being less humid. Most importantly I also got completely chewed up even though I was bathed in DEET.

Ah well, maybe we'll have a "nice" ice storm this winter and I'll get another chance... on second thought, I'll pass.

Nikon D7000
863s f/4.5 at 10.5mm iso200 full exif

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Sam Rua30-Aug-2011 13:17
I agree, well done Pablo. I like the concept and the effort you put in to trying to capture a dark sky.
regi olbrechts30-Aug-2011 06:23
Very nice, iompressive. Very well done Pablo!