Keep Looking Up
I’m very happy to announce that my personal night sky time lapse project is almost finished !
Stay tuned for more !
Another day into the mountains and I suppose it was time to get wet to capture the landscape in all its glory !
The crystal clear and very cold waters of Acheloos river (Tzoumerka – Epirus, Greece) and the old wire bridge that hangs above the river for more than 50 years, created a very beautiful landscape that it was simply to good to resist and not get my feet wet !
I used Tokina Firin 20mm wide angle lens with a Hoya ProND1000 (10-stop) filter to reduce the small flow of the water and to create some reflections, and also the Hoya Grad ND10 filter to darken the bright sky.
Sony A7rII – Tokina Firin 20mm @ f/8 – ISO 100 – 25sec exposure – Hoya ProND1000 & GradND10 filters – Benro tripod
A Speck of Light in the Night Sky
Last weekend I was visiting a favorite place of mine in the mountains of Epirus and while I hadn’t planned from before to film that night, when I saw the clear sky full of stars I immidiately grabbed my camera and drove to a vantage point just in time to catch the Milky Way passing above the faraway mountain.
It was also the perfect opportunity to test my new wide angle lens, the Tokina Firin 20mm f/2.
I also used the Hoya Red Enhancer filter to eliminate the light pollution coming from the town of Arta in the right corner of the frame, and the filter did a great job, retaining the darkness of the night sky.
And for this night, the heavens held me a surprise, catching just three frames before the end of my timelapse, a bright meteor getting straight down in the middle of the frame !
Sony A7rII – Tokina Firin 20mm @ f/2 – ISO 4000 – 10sec Exposure – Hoya Red Enhancer Filter