Clear Skies

The Milky Way with Orion and Pleiades Over Cill Rialaig 2022

I took this photo of the night sky when on artist residency in Cill Rialaig back in March this year. It was a time when the Milky Way started to reappear back into our skies and on the wide angle lens I had, I was able to fit constellations Orion and Pleiades all in together.

The Milky Way with Orion and Pleiades Over Cill Rialaig 2022

So much to see in a raw file when its uploaded to my pc and that’s what excites me the most about my ‘attempts’ at astrophotography. In the end I always want to add my own artistic preferences with colour and composition etc. The end result is only a part of the process however. The whole experience stays with me and shows up again and again in my work.. but most of the time, I only know that.

Here are a few more of the artist village by night, the sky and seascape at dusk and of the night skies, all shot in Cill Rialaig. Taken on my Nikon D800 DSLR with 10.5mm lens. I am looking into investing a little bit on a telescope that I can also use to make more captures of the stars and all that’s in between!

Published by Derval Freeman

Graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design 1996 Fine art painter and photographer

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