Shooting In The Dark. August 26, 2011Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: night photography, sun flowers
My housemate and photographic mentor Lizz came out west this weekend to help bail the fruits of incoming Irene, and as tonight was disarmingly beautiful, we grilled a steak and ate in the dooryard.
After dinner we retired to the garden to practice a bit of what she’d learned about night photography in a workshop out West this past Spring, including light painting and the subtleties of long exposures in the digital realm. Here’s my first attempt at the genre, a shot of the sunflowers in our garden:
High, thin clouds didn’t quite cooperate with my intention of capturing the stars, and a wireless remote problem had me holding down the shutter release for several minutes, so there’s lots of room for improvement here. But still, it’s a shot of our sunflowers at night, with the stars up above them, and I’m diggin’ it. Expect progress on this front as I work out the glitches and get it straight.