I want to take shots of the nighttime sky, but I hate being outside at night! Tonight was too beautiful to miss. The Moon set early leaving the sky overhead quite dark.
There are no clouds nor is there wind. Considering I’m in the burbs tonight was as good as it gets.
I went up stairs plucked my 8mm lens and threw it on my Canon 7D. This lens is the photography equivalent of the fisheyes used on apartment door peepholes.
The lens is fully manual so I set it around F/5.6 with ISO 6400 and the shutter open 30 seconds. If I’d held the shot much longer the movement of the Earth seen as ‘streaky stars’ would have been evident.
I need to plan a night and go somewhere really dark. There are more shots to be taken.