Download my free 2022 Milky Way Photography Calendar. It’s really more of a spreadsheet than a calendar though.
Urban architecture isn’t my usual subject, but if you live near a big city then capturing the downtown skyline at least once is practically irresistible. One of the most popular views here in Columbus, Ohio is from the Rich Street Bridge over the Scioto River.
Not wanting to repeat what many have done before, I searched for a shot no one else had tried.
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I stopped into John Glenn Astronomy Park in Hocking Hills, Ohio last week during the day to take a 360 degree panorama and used that to create a custom Stellarium landscape for the park. Fortunately it was an overcast day so the lighting on the park was flat and even. I’m making the custom JGAP landscape files available to everyone for free.
May in Ohio is a mixed bag for astrophotography. Temperatures very close to dew point make condensation a concern and the Milky Way rises at about 2:00 to 2:30 AM. Do you stay up all night or get up really, really early? On the plus side, there are very few airplanes in the sky at that time of the morning. Recently we had clear skies on the night of the new moon so I got up at 1:30AM to drive down to Hocking Hills, meet another photographer, and to try out a new location and a new filter.