Tag Archives: Nightscape

Starry night over cornfields and silos

Starry night over cornfields and silos
This is a nightscape photo I took back in 2016. It is one of favourites but for some reason it never made it on to my website. A starry night over cornfields and silos. View hires PNG version This particular night there was Aurora alerts up for southern Ontario. I thought I'd head out and [...]

The Winter night sky in the Fall

Pleiades star cluster rising high overhead in the early Fall pre-dawn sky of September

I was up very early this morning, September 3rd, and noticed it was clear out. The clouds had drifted off over night some time. I put my jacket on and went outside to have a look at the sky. My old friends of the Winter night sky are making their return. You can now see […]

Moon and Venus before dawn

Moon and Venus February 26, 2014

Just a quick post here… very cold this morning, February 26, 2014. The Moon and Venus were a close pairing in the pre-dawn sky. I was out driving and was able to stop and take this photo of these celestial bodies over an industrial factory. Lucky I still had my Canon DSLR and lens with […]

Northern Lights Dance in the Night Sky

October 8th 2013 Northern Lights, Ontario, Canada

Always an amazing sight to see – the Northern Lights October 8th 2013 (Aurora Borealis) painted the evening night skies of Ontario green, red and purple. View high resolution image here Curtains of shimmering light along with intense pillars of colour could be seen shooting up into the night sky. Eyewitness reports being posted on […]

Northern Lights June 3rd and 4th, 2013

Northern Lights June 4, 2013, Ontario, Canada

The evening of June 3rd and into the morning of June 4th, the night sky was clear over most of southern Ontario. For those night owls out there, the Northern Lights (Aurora) made an appearance in the night sky. While it wasn’t the most spectacular I have seen, it’s always a treat to see an […]

Antares and the Whispy Moon Clouds

Whispy Moon clouds and the summer star Antares. Shawn Nielsen, 2009

Antares and the Whispy Moon Clouds Photography of the night sky using a fixed tripod One of the great things about photographing the night sky is you don’t have to have expensive telescope and camera equipment to take some incredible photos of the heavens above. Like this photo of the star Antares with whispy Moon […]