Capturing that moment in time when you are one with your surroundings. Feeding the fires of memory and reflection.
Last full moon I was down in the desert where it’s still warm and pleasant at night. I went out on this lovely lake to play in the moonlight with my camera. The next day boat races were to be held at the lake and on the far shore partiers reveled into the night. Along the shore a dozen or so men fished using infrared head lamps. Small black ducks with white beaks took refuge in the rushes. The air was warm and still. A peaceful setting indeed.
Nighttime photography is such a trip. There is light out there to be captured even in the darkest conditions. The long exposures necessary lend a rich textured depth to the final product. The photo below was exposed for 87 seconds @ f6.3.
Looking for more depth of field I chose an aperture of f/11 on this second piece. It took 137 seconds to expose. I love the juxtaposition of the bare wilderness visited on by an oil lease on top of the hill that is busy making hay 24/7. It’s a perfect yin/yang that defines a modern conflict betwen nature and industry.