We had such a fun Fourth of July, and I also snapped a lot of photos of the lake! One of the nights there was a big storm, and I walked out to the dock late at night to capture photos of the storm! I also made a time-lapse video of the storm by setting my camera up with a shutter release to take a photo every 30 seconds for an hour! You can view the time-lapse down below. :-)
On the Fourth of July, at about midnight, I set my camera up on the dock to try to take star trail photos! I had never tried star trails before, so I was worried on how it would turn out. I plugged in the remote shutter release and set it to take continuous 30 seconds exposures for about 2 hours. Once that was set up, I went back inside and waited for two hours. Once it had finished, I put them in my computer and combined them all together to form a beautiful star trails image!! The reason why star trails are formed is because the earth rotates, and this rotation causes the stars to look like they're moving. I really loved the finished product!