Pleiades Rising Through the Old Farm Gate

By: Alan Dyer

Sep 17 2013

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Category: Constellations, Nightscape


Focal Length:30mm
Shutter:20 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

The Pleiades rises beyond the old farm gate on a moonlit prairie night.

It’s been a wonderful few nights for nightscape photography, with a bright gibbous Moon lighting the golden prairie landscape. Skies have been clear and the nights warm, ideal for 3-hour shoots of old farmsteads and prairie scenes.

I’ve spent the last few nights at the abandoned farm near home, shooting time-lapses. This is from Monday night, and is one frame from a 360-frame dolly-motion time-lapse.

The Pleiades star cluster rises in the east over the old barn and farm gate. A car travels through the coulee, leaving a streak of headlights.

I hope the weather continues, so I can harvest some more images, making time-lapse “hay” while the Moon shines!

– Alan, September 17, 2013 / © 2013 Alan Dyer


2 comments on “Pleiades Rising Through the Old Farm Gate”

  1. Hi Alan,
    Great image. I love the bedstead gate!
    Alan Clark

  2. Alan it is sure nice that you have nice weather in your area! Harvest Moon is on tonight, but I doubt there is a chance for us to see it due to overcast skies and rain, however, – nice image though!!!

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