Somniloquy is the term that describes the act of talking while asleep. All of the images in our Somniloquy series have to do with exposure blends and creativity: day shots for the foreground and night shots for the sky, processed and blended via Lightroom & Photoshop CC with a dream state in mind.
After a few months of planning our second astrophotography shoot of 2015, the frigid temperatures here in Maine didn't stop us from going out to time lapse the rise of the Milky Way over the Penobscot River next to the old pilings at Sandy Point Beach.
On the left side of this image a brilliant green fireball streaks down towards the horizon and leaves a bright reflection on the water.
Eta Aquarid & Milky Way Reflections
An Eta Aquarid fireball meteor streaks through the sky while I was capturing the reflections of the Milky Way and some trees in a local pond. The orange hue on the horizon is light pollution in the light cloud cover. This image was chosen as NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day for May 9, 2014.
Above The Fog Layer
The Milky Way, Venus and a meteor captured above a thick fog layer which was hovering over the Atlantic Ocean. The brightness on the right hand side of this image is coming from the lighthouse tower. This image was captured during a great night photography workshop at Marshall Point Light in March 2014.
Meteor, Milky Way & Venus at Marshall Point Light
This is one frame from a 2 1/2 hour time lapse at Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde, Maine. A meteor burns up in the atmosphere making a triangle in the sky including Venus and the core of the Milky Way.
Fireball, Jupiter, Orion, Zodiacal Light
A bright meteor shoots through the night sky in one frame of a short time lapse I set up on some rocks on the Bold Coast of Maine. Photographed September 7, 2013.
Milky Way & Meteor in Acadia
This is a blend of two shots, one for the sky and a 5+ minute exposure at a lower ISO to capture as much foreground detail as possible. Photographed July 16, 2013.
"Road To The Milky Way II" - a meteor shoots through the sky next to the Milky Way as it rises above Parmenter Rd in Palermo, Maine. This area is also known as Mo's Mountain. Photographed June 10, 2013.
The Milky Way, some green airglow, a hint of purple Aurora Borealis & a fireball meteor shooting through the sky at Branch Pond in Palermo, Maine. Photographed June 10, 2013.
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