Saturday, May 24, 2014

Praising God for His Creation

This star trail photo is 61 stacked images taken across the course of 28 minutes with the meteor streaking around 3:20am. Polaris, the North Star, is in the middle of the photograph with all others rotating around it.

Thanks be to God for the beautiful night. Even though NASA may have botched the meteor predictions, we did photograph one meteor and we saw two ourselves through the night. We also enjoyed hanging out with Caleb Taber while stargazing. These photos were shot with my 5 year old Nikon D3000 that I bought used. Thanks Don and Jennifer Page for letting church folks use your yard! These photos were taken in Wheatland, IN between 9pm and 3:30am by Christopher Wiles.

Psalm 19:1-6, 14 NIV
"The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
    It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
    like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
    and makes its circuit to the other;
    nothing is deprived of its warmth.
14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
    be pleasing in your sight,
    Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer."
Just a pretty shot starting off the evening.


Me with a flashlight testing some of the camera settings.
— in Wheatland, IN.


Jarek with a flashlight testing camera settings indoors.
— with Jalayna Page in Wheatland, IN.


Jarek with a flashlight testing camera settings indoors.
— with Jennifer Page and Jalayna Page in Wheatland, IN.


Photo #1 No Filter
— in Wheatland, IN.


Photo #1 Filter #1
— in Wheatland, IN.


Photo #1 Filter #2
— in Wheatland, IN.


Photo #1 Filter #3
— in Wheatland, IN.


Photo #1 Filter #4
— in Wheatland, IN.


Photo #1 Filter #5
— in Wheatland, IN.


Star Trails #1 - The first star trail photo. It is four stacked images taken across the course of 4 minutes.
— in Wheatland, IN.


Star Trails #2 - The second star trail photo. It is nine stacked images taken across the course of 4 minutes. I moved the camera in the 9th image creating the extra trails.
— in Wheatland, IN.


Maybe we got one? There are three odd short trails in the lower left corner. I think they were lightning bugs, but they are in the exact location that I saw a meteor earlier with my naked eye. Ashley's foot makes an appearance in the lower left corner.

Star Trails #3 - The third star trail photo. It is 29 stacked images taken across the course of 14 minutes.
— with Ashley Wiles in Wheatland, IN.