The New Moon - Long(ish) Exposure Astrophotography
For the past few months, I've been trying to leave the city behind during the new moon. Why? To capture pictures of the sky as I haven't seen it in the past 15 years of living in Toronto. It is amazing when you get away from the light pollution of a city and see the sky during a new moon. The stars are so vivid and numerous it makes your head spin (from looking in all directions).
The following shots were taking about 25 minutes out of the city of Saint John, New Brunswick (it is very odd not having to drive 4+ hours to get away from light pollution). I literally pulled off to the side of a road and pointed the camera south (11:00pm).