Starry Nights - Rajesh Jyothiswaran

Velkommen til St. Olaf kirke

One of my favorite places to photograph the heavens above, St. Olaf Kirke aka Old Rock Church in Cranfills Gap, Texas is used for special services at Easter, Christmas Eve, and other planned events.

For night owls like yours truly, this is a treasured site with minimal light pollution with a storied subject to include.

The church grounds are closed and gates locked at night. Permission from the church authorities for night time access is granted if requested in advance.

Technical Stuff:
Sony SLT A99v
Sony Fisheye 16mm f2.8 lens
299 exposures (why not 300! would have been a nice round figure)
ISO 1600, 30secs at f/4
Stacked and processed in Photoshop.

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