I don't really know what quite possessed me to take a picture of a constellation. Maybe it was the Chuck Norris drinks punching the back of my head. But for some reason, the Orion constellation provides some sort of comfort to me. I've been looking up at it every winter for as long as I've been able to identify it in the night sky thanks to a high school astronomy class.
Orion Constellation ~ 14/365
The first one wasn't perfect, but I played around with my camera until I got a picture with which I was happy. You can quite clearly make out Betelgeuse and Belatrix, which make out his shoulders. And Alniltak, Alnilam, and Mintaka that make up his famous belt. Salph and Rigel make up his knees. The Orion Nebula is really bright. I even managed to somehow include his bow and the top of his sword! Not bad for not being able to see through my viewfinder (my LCD screen kept lighting up when I didn’t want it to, half blinding me when I snapped the shutter). Click through to my Flickr page and read the notes to see which stars are which.
I will try this again and see how good of a picture I can get.