Starry Night Images
Perhaps as a result of my parent's both being Astronomers, I have taken a great interest in photographing landscapes under the early night sky. Be they static twilight star images, or startrails, there is something magical about this time of day. Generally I do my best to create images that evoke the feeling of the early night, yet sometimes I will accentuate the scene with artificial light, called 'light painting'.
It wasn't until the advent of low noise high quality digital camera's that this kind of photography became possible and accessible, and as one of the pioneers in this field of photography I put together a detailed article which you are welcome to read here: twilight tutorial. Due to the extreme dynamic range of this sort of photography it is often necessary to use up to 3 (or more) exposures over the course of an hour or so to capture all the detail I would like to show in addition to the stars, however, I do my best to keep the experience of the photo honest to reality in so much as it is possible.