Night Scene

Clear Night

Amazing how many stars you don't see, but they show up on photographs. Here are a few long exposre shots (15-30 s, 800-1600 ISO). YOu already begin to se the star trails at these times, but just close up.

ISO 800, f/4, 30s

ISO 800, f2.8, 15s

ISO 1600, f5.6, 30s

Bucksport Fireworks

I am glad that my assistant Kelly pointed out to me that Bucksport, ME, would have fireworks as a finale to their street festival on July 25th. So I packed up tripod, my Nikon and a few lenses (14-24mm, 35-70mm, 70--300mm VR) and set off. Even before the show started there were some nice shots to be had. The crescent moon was setting (you’ll see it in some of the fireworks images, too), and I captured it and the last colors of the day to over the hills to the North West.

Then the show started, enjoy some of the keepers. Note to self: steady wind and soft grass make long exposures a little shaky, but the tripod up on something solid next time!


It had been foggy all night, which made for a nice finish: the Verona Island bridge in the fog, the clouds are lit by lights coming from town.


On my way back to the car, I came by this house, which was obviously abandoned. Does anybody else think of “Psycho”? An opportunity to play with the 14-24mm lens at the widest setting! It was lit by a single street lamp. The lamp was a sodium vapor lamp, which makes everything look deep yellow. Kudos to the software, which corrected the white balance on the RAW image quite nicely. One more reason not to shoot JPEG images.