Nightfall. January 7, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: barn with stars, Charlemont MA, light painting, night photography, sunsets
Last night’s sunset was spectacular, though I was driving around in Home Emergency Crisis Mode and didn’t have time to set up a proper shot (this one was hand-held out my car window):
While this was being gloriously reflected in the Deerfield river at the Route 8A southbound bridge, I was furiously hunting for a way to either corroborate or dismiss my house’s screaming carbon monoxide alarm. I settled on a new monitor to be set up along side the wailing one in the upstairs hall, and when the new one registered nothing I assumed the old one to be the victim of dust and spiders (not uncommon in these old houses.)
Anyway, the photo I got was only blog-worthy, but sometimes living trumps taking photographs.
Tonight though, with no life-threatening emergencies to deal with, I took the time required to get this shot of the (almost) full moon rising over our starlit barn:
I stopped this down (f/20) to necessitate a thirty-second exposure, then “light-painted” the prayer flags in the foreground, a technique frequently use by photographers of the night to get foreground elements to register. I know, it’s a clunky effort, but I’m just learning, so I’ll take it.
Have a good night – I’m off to bed.