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    Ever since moving to the Caledon area and now that I have a better camera I have wanted to play with taking some shots of the nighttime sky. Last weekend it was clear enough to take some pictures so I went outside into the bitter cold around midnight and setup my cam on the tripod. It took a while to figure out the right settings, this was actually my second attempt at taking pictures of the stars, the first time was not so successful but I learned a fair amount from that experience. This time it returned much better results. In the first photo you can see the light pollution of our urban cities on the horizon, Orion is also visible. In the next two pictures below you can see the Big Dipper. Click on the images for larger pictures. In case you are wondering, these are my camera settings: Manual Mode, Exposure 20 seconds, IS0-800, Fstop 3.5 @ 14mm

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    Comment from Marie
    Time March 13, 2009 at 9:02 am


    I just recently moved to the Caledon area and love it. I have been trying to capture a lot of the wildlife as well when they do not notice me. I am not as good as you with the camera – Your pictures are great bye the way!

    So glad I found your blog.

    Looking forward to reading more…

    All the best!


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