Star gazing in the Outer Banks has always been one of my favourite evening activities. When it’s good, it’s surprisingly great. This video from a few years ago captures that. We are having a virtual Cape Hatteras vacation on our Facebook page this week. Pop on over and post your favourite photos and videos from Cape Hatteras. —John Bryja, Editor
still prints and postcards of my work available here
Email my work address if you would like to request any specific scene as a still.
Included are two shots of the Stumpy Point wildfire that was burning in eastern North Carolina, U.S.
The lighthouse is Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest in North America.
The light streaks you see in the Milky Way shots are shooting stars, no airplanes this time. Shooting stars & meteors happen all the time all over planet Earth; you can’t see them except in the darkest skies. Especially look for them right before dawn (in the film & real life), they seem to increase in frequency at that time.
Canon 5DmkII (one BTS w/Canon 7D & 16-35mm)
Canon 24mm f/1.4 lens rented from BorrowLenses.com
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II-L lens
Tiffen 77mm & 85mm UV filters (vital for lens protection from salt, sand, and moisture)
Pearstone ShutterBoss remote timer
Bescor 40W basic LED on-camera light (mounted on its own tripod, w/ fabric dimmer)
MX2 controller from dynamicperception.com
Orion Teletrack AZ-G telescope pan/tilt mount from
(Orion controlled with MX2 unit and custom interface cable)
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero 6 ft. motion control dolly
2 Aluratek ADMPFB100 external battery packs
Manfrotto 460MG 3D Magnesium Head
Manfrotto quick release plate used w/Orion
Universal Ball Head
All photo gear purchased from bhphotovideo.com