A black and white view of the night sky I recently took from atop the dune line looking out over the shoreline of the Atlantic - Hatteras Island, North Carolina USA. Featured on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day site: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140920.html
This monochrome image reminds me of the 1950's sci-fi movie genre and could have been titled "It Came From Beyond the Dunes". It also brings to mind the long history of monochromatic astrophotography. One way astronomers use #monochrome photography today is by taking a series of images through RGB filters and then combine them to create a color image.
A view of the Milky Way centered along the border of constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius. Dark tendril like dust lanes are woven among the seemingly endless number of stars round the center of our Galaxy. Hatteras Island, NC, USA
On a night in late May the weather cooperated but the meteors didn't. Lots of people turned out to view the Camelopardalids Meteor Shower, a handful of Richmond Astronomical Society members and perhaps 25 or so Richmond Photography Meetup Group Members. For several hours we had our own mini star party! While most everyone enjoyed the dark skies the meteor shower was a no show. Fortunately the stars were spectacular and much observing and photography ensued.