Last week we showed you beautiful images of India. The next candidate in “Beautiful Countries” is California. California is the third largest state of the USA and has amountless great photo subjects. We picked a few photographies by fotocommunity photographers and would like to ask you for your best California photo – just link it in the comments!
San Diego by mibi55
Eine wunderbare Welt der Tiere by sylpet – shot at pebble beach
today we start with a completely new type of blog article: Photo spreads of beautiful countries!
Every country has beatiful spots – it was really hard to decide which area of the world could lead the way.. But at the end we decided to show you the colorful India!
Years ago I visited together with a friend an annual meeting of hobby astronomers at Fort Davis, Texas. It was impressive to see, how eager and passionate those people follow their hobby.
When I was talking with people, someone told me, that also a professional astrophotographer joined that meeting and he introduced me to him. This was a thrilling experience to see, how simple his equipment was to take breath-taking pictures!
Only two devices were necessary: a good camera ( and yes, it was state of the art) and an adapter to mount the camera on the telescope (which could cost a little more then 30.000 $ at this time).
Still today I remember these days at Prude Ranch during the Texas Star Party. The event started late after sundown. The location is perfect due to the fact, that Fort Davis Observatory is in the vicinity and the whole area is under light emission control. I saw some planets as near as never before.
If you browse through fotocommunity, you will meet photos of aurora, the famous arctic lights. How do you get such awesome photos? Here you may find some instructions, if you get the chance to be in an area, where aurora is common: