I went out with some friends last night to work on some night photography techniques. It was windy, cold. . . and so fun! I was able to test out all kinds of new things—tripod manipulation, s-l-o-w shutter speeds, tweaking exposure combinations to make lights blur or to create starbursts. No kids rushing me, no deadlines. I can't wait to do it again.
That's my little tiny town there. One of those houses is mine. I feel so lucky to live where I do.
Turning to the east:
The mighty Columbia River and its surrounding gorgeous gorge
Try Interstate 84, from Portland to The Dalles.
Coming to life in the spring.
Windsurfers and kite boarders abundant in the summer.
Breathtaking orange and yellow foliage in October.
And this is what happens when you set your shutter speed for 30 seconds and bump your tripod.
I think it's pretty cool.
A happy accident. :)
Those light streaks above are lights from a barge on the river, traveling
for 30 seconds or so while my shutter was open.
Look what the long exposure did to those lights. Amazing!
This was such a fun exercise.
Find a photo buddy, get a sitter for the kids, and go play with your settings!