Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It was a dark and stormy night . . .

Actually, just dark. I was in the tent, reading. Jon was outside, playing around with long-exposure photos. I liked this image so much, I asked him to be a guest photographer for this theme. Enlarge it to see the silhouetted trees behind our campsite.

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  1. He did good - this is really a fabulous take! Where is your silhouette inside of the tent?? LOL

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  2. This is fantastic. I LOVE IT!!

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  3. Very very nice! Well done, John!

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  4. Terrific photo. I really like this-how long was the exposure?

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  5. Love you "Back to Basics" people who pitch a tent (In their backyard) just to "Go Camping", LOL That is a great long exposure and the backlight is stunning. Don't wear flimsy clothing when you do silhouette shots in future. He is good, then most blokes are.

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  6. He said he had the shutter speed set to 30 seconds (camera on a tripod; used the self-timer to avoid jiggling the camera). EXIF data says ISO of 80, fStop at 2.7. You can see the light from the coming moonrise off to the left.

    I asked him about silhouettes from inside the tent. He said because the light was directly overhead (it was clipped to a loop in the center, top, of the tent) no silhouttes; the light would have had to be behind the tent for those.

    That dark image in front of the tent door is a bench built into the tent pad...sunk in the ground & couldn't be moved. Oh well.

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  7. Stunning shot...love the blue glow from the tent, going up the tree trunks and from sky. Great shot John!

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  8. The glow from the tent and the very same color from the moonlight is so striking. Great shot, wonder if the tent would look to be floating without the bench

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  9. Love this shot! It is fabulous. Tell Jon he needs to frame this one now!

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  10. I truly love this shot, Val! The lighting is fantastic! Tell Jon 'he done good!'

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  11. I came to your blog the other day, left a comment which blogger promptly lost. I got frustrated and left in a huff. ;-) Recovered from that rejection, I'm back to tell you I've enjoyed seeing all these shots of your most recent vacation. If blogger cooperates, I'll try to comment on a few. ;-)

    Jon did a wonderful job on this - I'd kill to get a similar shot! Love the composition, the cool dusky blue sky, the inviting light from the tent, and the fantastic glow from the moon.

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