Starry night

Recently we went on a holiday in the Bulgarian mountains.

One of the nights, the sky was clear enough to give the new iPhone 12 night photo mode a shot.

The initial attempts seemed a bit noisy and didn’t show too much details.

Luckily I shared this photo with my cousin and he mentioned that I might want to try shooting in RAW as it should retain more information that can be tweaked after the shot.

I did so by enabling saving the photos in ProRAW. The resulting photo was similar to the above one, but then I went to edit the photo in the Photos app on iOS, without using any external tools.

After a few tweaks, details started popping up quite well on the dark sky background.

The end result seems quite pleasing!

And a fun fact about the photo – the bright glow in the sky is actually smoke from the hotel chimney, which I only saw while taking photos, not with my eyes. It was soo dark.

I’ll definitely continue experimenting with Night mode photography in the future on clearer and darker skies!