iso [i, saw] the stars

Photo by Out Of Focus | Title - Starry Night
f8.0 | focal length : 11mm | ISO 100 | shutter speed : 60sec | flash : not fired

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I couldn't believe my eyes. I have never seen so many stars in Singapore before. This is because Singapore, being a city and its all crowded with buildings, is just too bright on the ground to really see the stars.

This time it was different. I could see it.

I stopped my car at the darkest area (it wasn't that dark) I could find and set up my tripod. Armed with a flash light (oXp taught me this.. Keep a flash light in your car just in case.. Thanks man), I secured my tripod and started aiming for the stars.

Here's the funny bit. Originally I wanted to make a vertorama of this because of some visible clouds right above my head.. I know!! I'm completely hooked!! I set my camera to bulb and started the timing on my watch. After the wait, to my surprise, the photo had a yellowish glow at the bottom part. I thought maybe it was just the light so I let it go.

I took several more photos, just in case, each time setting it longer and longer. 7 Minutes was the longest I've ever done and each photo had an even more brighter glow.

'This can't be right?' I thought..

I flashed my light on the lens, and now its apparent..

Ambun yo!!!! Hehe!!

So... no vertorama this time.

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overXposed said...

..the funny bit is..."Ambun yo!!" and who needs watches if we have Mississippi..two Mississipi..

Out Of Focus said...

If we ever go star gazing nanti, I'll see if u can count a seven minute exposure.. '..four hundred and eighteen mississippi, four hundre..' Hehe!!

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