Welcome to SP!  -

Candlelight inside the Three Fingers Lookout

 
[ Sizes: Orig | Med | Small | Thumb ]
Candlelight inside the Three Fingers Lookout
Candlelight inside the Three Fingers Lookout, North Cascades, WA (76 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100)
SOME OF MY NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

Comments


[ Post a Comment ]
Viewing: 1-4 of 4    

lcarreauThis is special

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

light photography, right??? This is an
amazingly clear picture for the amount of light
you have available.

You must have a really well-made and expensive camera to CAPTURE something like this!!!

Larry
Posted Dec 6, 2008 10:00 pm

StephAbeggRe: This is special

StephAbegg

Hasn't voted

I use a Canon 30D, a pretty affordable SLR. Actually, the trick to good night photography (which I suppose you can call light photography in the case of this photo!) is not so much the camera, but understanding how to use the manual features on the camera to achieve the desired effect and the right exposure in the low light. The exposure setting for this photo, for example, was 76 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100.

So, as long as you have a camera that can be set to fully manual features (even a point and shoot), you've got all you need!
Posted Dec 6, 2008 10:11 pm

lcarreauRe: This is special

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Geez, you make it sound so simple!

What were you doing inside a lookout tower at
night? I never thought about entering a
lookout tower at night, but you did it and are now reaping the benefits, as am I as I view YOUR wonderful photography!

I find this photo to be most fascinating!
(This photo belongs in an art museum!!!)
Posted Dec 6, 2008 10:27 pm

StephAbeggRe: This is special

StephAbegg

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the complements. Part of what I love about night photography is the uniqueness of the photographs.

In the North Cascades, there still exist some old fire lookouts that were constructed in the 30s and 40s and are now abandoned (but maintained by climbers/hikers). These lookouts are usually in spectacular positions on the tops of peaks. Climbers/hikers are allowed to stay in them on a first-come/first-serve basis. This summer I got the idea to go to a couple, bring a candle, and stay up all night seeing what kind of photographic effects I could get. My favorite photo is one of star trails above Hidden Lake Lookout, with candlelight glowing in the windows (see my night photography album, its in there).

Night photography is simple once you gain a complete understanding of how exposure works (that's not so simple for most). After the initial effort of getting out of the warm sleeping bag, it's a lot of fun too!
Posted Dec 6, 2008 10:36 pm

Viewing: 1-4 of 4    




Rate This Image
Current Score: 75.4

Log In To Vote
 Three Fingers (Mountain/Rock)

Glacier Pk in a sea of...
« PREV

Viewing
#88 of 306
GALLERY
Traverse to Tin Pan Gap
NEXT »

 StephAbegg's Image Gallery

Nightime view from inside Hidden Lake Lookout
« PREV

Viewing
#156 of 468
GALLERY
Crossing the Barrier low
NEXT »


 Low-Light Photography (Album)


 Washington Lookouts (List)


Image Data
StephAbeggSubmitted by StephAbegg
on Dec 5, 2008 2:21 pm

Image ID: 469273
Hits: 3142 
Object Title: Candlelight inside the Three Fingers Lookout

Image Type(s): Hiking