Wednesday, September 2, 2015

On the Beach at Night

We usually sit under the stars on the beach once or twice during our trip. But we had so much fun doing it the first night, we went out just about every single night we were there! The best part was seeing SO many shooting starts, which we found out later was due to the Perseid meteor shower. What luck!

I haven't had the chance to do a lot of long exposure star shots before, so it was great to get some practice and play around with settings. I love how the photos reveal strange colors and things you can't see with the naked eye.  We learned that what we thought was a cloud in the sky, was actually the milky way!  It was the first time I have ever seen the milky way! I have always lived in the city and rarely venture out into the country, so I was quite amazed by all the starry sights.

During the day we could see this ship sitting just off the coast. It was there every day.

 I zoomed in and saw what pretty lights he had.

This was the result of somebody walking through my shot with a flashlight. I kinda like it! 

And in this one, some crazy dogs with lights around their collars were running rampant. 

 This shot reminds me of the beach scene in the movie Contact.


I didn't alter the color of any of these photos, I was too intrigued by how they naturally came out.

I want to take so many more photos of the night sky! 

10 comments:

  1. The *walking through flashlight* pic is my favorite. looks amazing. Beautiful pics, Sarah. I love looking up into the sky at nights, all those stars above us..............Happy new month.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  2. I haven't really seen a beach or the sea this summer for a longer
    time, so these pictures look so perfect to me.
    I would love to sit somewhere at the beach right now.
    I especially like the first photo - what a wonderful sky. :)

    la-ailurophile.blogspot.de

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  3. Wow, congrats on such great long exposure photos! I've never taken photos of the stars, but I definitely want to! The colors you captured are so lovely. How cool you got a shooting star in that first one! :)

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  4. Wow, I love the photos of the stars! I've never seen stars like this, it's such a beautiful sight. I usually wimp out with being out in the dark before getting a chance to see the stars.

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  5. Wow those are some stunning photographs!

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  6. Wow... the stars! Amazing! I want to go to a place where its really dark and look at the stars. This is so difficult in the city!
    Thanks a lot for your last comment : )
    Xx
    Larissa
    cenestquedelachance.blogspot.de

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  7. YOU JUST SO HAPPENED TO BE ON THE BEACH DURING THE METEOR SHOWER. holy. crap.
    what luck is pretty much an understatement and these shots are such stars themselves.

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  8. That is incredible!! Beautiful pictures. You're right, it does look like a scene from Contact!! :)

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  9. That is incredible!! Beautiful pictures. You're right, it does look like a scene from Contact!! :)

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