286/365: Night Hunting
I ventured out tonight with the full intention of making a nice, night-scape photo of the moon and clouds. There was a lot of potential: layers of high clouds, layers of low clouds moving fast, lots of breaks and stars, etc. Unfortunately, the clouds really started to form and block the moon, and with using a long shutter speed and moving clouds, all I ended up with was a bright, blurry splotch. So I drove around a little, looking and waiting. Then I stumbled upon the following photo. Luckily, there was a huge tanker pulled up to the docks and it was flooding the area with light, allowing my camera to (just) focus enough for this photo.
I get a lot of satisfaction from night photography. I love being able to capture a photo in the dark. My little sister is the one who really turned me on to it’s potential a couple years ago. We were running around St. John’s taking photos, and she told me I have to keep the camera stationary. We’d use anything to lay the camera on, i.e. a ledge, a railing, a car, anything. Sometimes making an image at night can be difficult, but it’s usually worth the little extra effort.
So, the point of this blog entry is to never give up, … I guess? When life gives you lemons….nah. Ok, so, there is no point, really. But there is a photo.
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