While we were on holiday, we took the opportunity to experiment with our digital SLR camera and time lapse photography.
We simply set the camera on a tripod, pointed the camera into the sky, and set the shutter speed to 20 minutes.
The results were so so cool. I loved the way the sky glowed in a bizarre dark green. I don’t know if it was a colour abnormality from the camera or some kind of reflection from the ocean and land.
In the city there is too much light pollution (from city buildings) in the sky to take these kinds of photos. But out in the bush, when you step out under the night sky, the Milky Way sings down from the heavens. It really is beautiful.
But what really bowled me over, was when I realised that my husband was clever enough to point the camera exactly SOUTH, thereby capturing the earth’s rotation point. He even worked out which way was south just by looking at the stars! What a boy scout he is!