I went to Hawaii to hang with the stars, not the beaches.
I was in Hawaii a week before all the eruptions, and earthquakes happened. Its pitch dark like looking into a void, even shining a flash light into the canon I couldn't see anything. It was silent and Erie, and all you can see is this huge geyser igniting the sky. It seems to be a trend of mine looking back to get one good shot before the clouds roll in and ruin the rest of the night. I even captured a planet in the upper right.
Will definitely remember this night for a while. After sun had set, I stayed up while everyone else went to bed. At the begining, we were still surrounded by clouds. But as it got darker, they seemed to rise up and disappear slowly. After sitting next to my tripod for about 3 hours, snuggled up in my warm jacket, I got treated to this view.
A close up of the core of our Galaxy. So many interesting objects become visible with long exposure. To the right, is the Rho Ophiuchi cloud, which surrounds the star Anteres. Anteres is the 15th brightest stars in the night sky, a red supergiant which is in it's last stage of it's life. Can you make out the dark horse, right above the cloud? On the top of the image are the red lagoon and trifid nebulae, next to Saturn.
I shot this image at the tiny village of Merak, on the shore of the Pangong lake. Shot on my Sony a7s, with a canon film lens adapted to it. Canon fd 50mm f/1.4 at f/3.2. The sky is a stack of 180X8s exposures at ISO 6400. I continually adjusted the position if the camera so that it imaged the same part of the sky. The images were stacked in Deep Sky Stacker. The mountains are a stack of 10X8s images. The final editing was completed in Photoshop.