One of the fun experiments the photo workshop participants have done is try night sky shots. Last night Tom Sheley, of Columbus Ohio, captured this image. All the stars appear to be rotating around the North Star.

I really like how the stars have color in this photo. No one has altered the picture with Photoshop or a similar program. Instead, Layne says that the stars naturally have colors. He says the secret to capturing the star colors is to use a high ISO (or ASA) speed of 400.

Tom took this picture on the shores of Farm Lake, shooting toward the Boundary Waters. The absence of light pollution in the Boundary Waters makes this a perfect place for star gazing and star photography.