Astrophotography is much more appealing if you include an interesting foreground element. There’s an abandoned schoolhouse just 15 miles east of Columbus that sits under a surprisingly dark sky. On a clear moonless night I went to see if I could create a star trails photo there.
Rose Lake in Hocking Hills, Ohio has skies dark enough to see and photograph the Milkyway. It’s past Milkyway season (yes, there’s a Milkyway season) here in Ohio, but we had a clear moonless night recently and I wasn’t about to waste it. Read MoreStarry, starry night
After seeing the sky I could capture over Blendon Woods right when the park opens at 6:30 AM, I went back to try an Exposed To The Right (ETTR) time lapse over the stars moving over the park’s goldenrod meadow.