Date Taken: 01/07/2014
Location: Beacon Heights, Milepost 305
Stars over Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina as viewed from the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was around 6F degrees when I captured this shot. I had to keep moving to stay warm, but I think the effort was worth it. What do you think?
Camera: Canon 6D
Lens: Canon 24-105mm f/4L
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter: 20 seconds
How I Got This Shot: I used the LCD screen on the back of my camera to find stars. Once I found one, I zoomed in (using the LCD, not lens) and manually focused. I know that at 24mm on my camera, I need to use a shutter speed of 20 seconds to prevent capturing movement of the stars. I then used ISO to adjust how bright I wanted the scene to be. From there, it’s just like shooting any landscape!
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