I am unable to associate stress with Astrophotography. Stumbling around alone, in the dark attempting to capture the night sky has turned out to be quite therapeutic and relaxing for me. I lost sleep this summer but I had some pretty memorable nocturnal adventures instead.
So glad I finally got around to spending more nights exploring the island. Equipment: Sony a7, Rokinon 24mm, 14mm, Tripod, Remote Shutter Release and a couple Flashlights. Nearly all images taken at 24mm f/1.4, 20s, ISO 3200 unless specified. Post-Processing done in Adobe Lightroom and Nik Plugins. All images taken on The Big Island of Hawaii during the summer of 2016. All images except Volcano/Coast shots taken on Mauna Kea.
The track of a plane flying into Kona as The Milky Way sets on the ocean.
Stargazing along the Kona Coast.
The Green line is Keck Telescope’s Adaptive Optics Laser Tracking the Galactic Core.
The Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy above the Kohala Coast.
Certain things you would be wise to sacrifice sleep for. Meteor + Mauna Loa
Perseid Meteor Falling to Earth over Mauna Loa.