Nightscapes from inside Black Mesa State Park 9-17-2023

The night after this year’s Okie-Tex some of the OKCAC members helped with a Public Star Party at Black Mesa State Park. These are some nightscapes I took that night:

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Great shots, Andy! That was almost a perfect night! Especially after a week of clouds and rain. Glad you were able to capture such beautiful images while up there!

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Thank you Mitche!

These are great, I really like it when I was there several years back. Wasn’t able to take any pictures then and these bring good memories.

Wow Andy. Those shots of the Black Mesa State Park sign are great. The last two are really interesting: Is that from a blur filter or just artistic aperture selection?

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Thanks, Chis. No, no filter. Just got close to the sign, focused on the sign, and shot it at a wide F-stop (F1.8), that is what made the stars out of focus. In the photography world, this is how you do portraits with bokeh in the background. It makes for a nice “artistic” nightscape versus my usual stuff.

Absolutely beautiful!
Tim

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Beautiful images (as usual). Thanks for posting them.

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These are awesome!