jaminschmitt
jaminschmitt

Starry Night

After 2 hours of fruitless effort on photographing a beautiful lake I was going to call it a night. I turned around to head back to my car parked in this gravel...
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After 2 hours of fruitless effort on photographing a beautiful lake I was going to call it a night. I turned around to head back to my car parked in this gravel parkinglot with a single badly orange tinted street light. I noticed steep contrasting shadows on the gravel along with the stars above. My depressing photo session turned into an hour of fun trying to best capture this single light source. It didn't help that it was extremely windy and that my exposure had to be 10-30 seconds long. Also, originally I thought this kind of shot would be too generic and simple but it's been one of my favorites in the brief times I get out to shoot. My lesson learned that night is that opportunities are everywhere. All you need to do is to not be entrenched in what you were planning to shoot but to adapt. I went from shooting a beautiful lake and instead did a 180 with my tripod and captured a parkinglot. Even the most mundane of subjects can be extraordinary.
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6 Comments | Report
GrahamAshby
 
GrahamAshby February 04, 2017
Loved your description of this shot. Wonderful stuff.
zaidibrahim
 
zaidibrahim February 04, 2017
beautiful
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life February 05, 2017
This is AMAZING! :):) I love love it !! The light and shadow play too! Stellar!
ks_pics PRO
 
ks_pics February 06, 2017
Wonderful use of light!
kaitlynnmahlberg
 
kaitlynnmahlberg February 11, 2017
Stunning
victoriacarvajal PRO+
 
victoriacarvajal June 03, 2017
Wow perfect