Thursday, September 25th, 2014

A Night At A Waterfall

When you get a good night at a photo subject, it makes sense to shoot it in as many ways as possible. That’s especially true for some of the waterfalls that I hike to. When the subject is miles away from the nearest road, it’s not like I can just pop over any time I Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Analyzing Star Trails, Part Three: Color And Intensity

Night Waterfall-Star Trails-Light Painting

In Part One, we explored the curvatures of star trails. Part Two dealt with the length of the trails. Here, we’ll talk about the color of star trails and how to record the most streaks. Why are my star trails different colors? It’s a good question. I mean, shouldn’t the stars all be white, just as Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Analyzing Star Trails, Part Two: Length Of The Lines

Star trails around Polaris

In Part One, I talked about the shape of star trails. In Part Three, I talk about color and intensity. Here, I’m going to explore some of the issues regarding how far the stars streak across the frame. Some people are surprised when I tell them that the length of a star trail varies according the Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Analyzing Star Trails, Part One: Shape Of The Lines

Star trails North, South East, West

Warning: Geek Alert. Analytical discussion ahead. You do not need to bring the right side of your brain. Okay, you’ve been warned. (Patti, I know YOU’RE still with me. J) A question I hear often when I show star trail photos is, “Why are the lines going in different directions?” Good question. Here is the short answer Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Cabin Fever

Light Painted House-Milky Way-Smokies

Man, I sure do love photographing old houses and cabins under the night sky. The only thing I like better is shooting waterfalls at night. But just any old structure won’t work. Strange as it may sound, there are very specific requirements for what makes a good cabin shot. These are the features I look for, Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Waterfalls at Night

Waterfall at night

Here are a couple waterfall shots I took recently. I’m just about to wrap up my new eBook about photographing waterfalls at night and this will be one of the book’s examples. If you look closely, you’ll notice that the sky looks the same in both shots. That’s because the sky is the same in both Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Night Photos-Fireflies

Fireflies In Jar On Window Sill With Night Sky

The images on the “Night Photos” pages are selected from blog posts, but these pages include only a sampling of the relevant images. If you want to see all of the content for a certain topic, use the blog’s “Search” feature. Fireflies in jar on windowsill with the Milky Way. Nikon D700, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. Stack of Read more... you know you want to.

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Night Photos-Waterfalls

Full Moon Over Waterfall

The images on the “Night Photos” pages are selected from blog posts, but these pages include only a sampling of the relevant images. If you want to see all of the content for a certain topic, use the blog’s “Search” feature. Waterfall illuminated by the full moon

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Tonight’s Photo – Orion & More Falling Water

Waterfall at night

Okay, one more waterfall and I’ll see if I can find something different for tomorrow’s nightly image. You know the drill by now, right? This is a static star image, so I shot it at f/4, 25 seconds, and ISO 1600. I light painted the waterfall with, you guessed it, an LED flashlight with a Read more... you know you want to.

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Night Image for the Current 24-Hour Period – Waterfall & the Big Dipper

Night photo of waterfall and Big Dipper

Are you tired of waterfalls, yet? Hope not, because I’m gonna be posting a lot more of them over the next weeks and months. For this shot, I used the same technique as for Thursday’s waterfall. A typical static-star exposure of f/4, 30 seconds, and ISO 1600 captured the sky, while light painting with an LED Read more... you know you want to.