Day 167 of 365 – Orionid Sky

I tried my best to capture some meteors from the Orionid meteor shower, but of course I did not get any in my images. I did get some awesome photos of the stars, and I did actually see some of the meteors with my own eyes, so over all it was not a failed mission. I am posting two photos here, the star trails photo is my 365. The stationary star photo is another image I loved that I had to post as well.

Day 108 of 365 – Thursday’s

Thursday’s usually consist of working harder than any other day. Maybe because I am gearing up for a short Friday and a stress free weekend by getting as much done as possible, I’m not exactly sure why, but anyway.

I have been meaning to take a cool photo of my computer mouse since I use my mouse quite a bit, probably something scary like 30% of each day. I figure I might as well pay a tribute to this simple piece of gear. As I framed up some shots and figured out some lighting, I realized I could make this a bit cooler with some long exposure tricks. I lit the scene with one off camera flash to the left of the camera. There where no other lights on in the room as I needed complete darkness to capture the light trails created by the laser on the mouse pad. I decided a good exposure length would be 108 seconds, since this is day 108 of the project. I think I want to turn this in to some type of series with super long shots, as in 3-4 hours at a time.