Night sky photography just wasn’t very accessible or possible in the past. Without a telescope, special rotating mounts, etc. images made with professional film cameras were marginal quality at best. The new sensors in cameras today yield the night sky as a “print worthy quality” subject for photographers.
I use a multiple exposure method to capture night sky shots like the one above. I take the first shot just after sunset when the terrain is still lit but in a subtle, twilight way. Then, without moving the camera or touching it in any way, I wait for about an hour to an hour and a half for the sky to go completely dark (these type of shots can only happen at the new moon phase – when none of the illuminated side of the moon is facing you).
Do you think these types of shots are appropriate for healthcare? And if so, what applications can you imagine? For me, they are peaceful and rather awe-inspiring, but at the same time, I can see that they could be ominous & frightening, conjuring thoughts of the unknown. What do you think? Please reply below, and if we get enough responses, we can tabulate the results.
If we get a big “no” on these types of shots, I can go to bed earlier when out in the field! But I do enjoy standing there watching the night sky appear – one of those magical times in the field. Thank you!