Night shots at Pennsic

Posted by admin on August 19th, 2012 filed in General, Outdoors, Pennsic, Photography, Vacation

I had a night to myself at Pennsic and took some time to do a little low-light photography. It was an experiment, with varying results. Each of these pictures took two minutes to make, since night shots require long exposures. Therefore, I recommend you spend at least 4 to 6 minutes enjoying each picture.

Some camps:

These are stars. You could see thousands more stars than this that night, but I’m still proud. It’s really hard to photograph stars. Usually you either can’t pick up any light, or you can’t hold still enough to get the precise points of light.

Look at all the night colors! These pictures were taken at 11pm and later, so there was no visible light in the sky. The camera just picked this up through the long exposure.

The fort! With night colors! I think that streak of light on the left was made by a single car.

Let’s get rid of the streak from the car. Oohhh, eerie!

This is the lake. Unfortunately, most of the camps, including the one that is out on the little peninsula, had already left. It’s still a neat picture. You can see the lights, the reflection of the lights in the water, and the reflection of all of that in the hood of the car on which I put the camera to take the picture. These shots come out way better with a tripod or solid surface because the camera doesn’t move during the long exposure.


3 Responses to “Night shots at Pennsic”

  1. Drew Says:

    These are really neat. It makes me both incredibly jealous that I don’t have a camera that can do this…and a little remorseful that I didn’t go out walking with you that night. You could still see a startling number of stars from our camp, though!

    I love the woods so much.

  2. admin Says:

    There’s always next year! Let’s go out at night next year!

  3. Drew Says:

    You got it! And I’ll bring my gorilla pod tripod thingy!


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