Wild Wednesday 36/52 After Dark II

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I thought I’d show you the front view of the old cabin since I only shared the side view and lightning last week.

I made this after the sun had gone down, but there was still some light in the East.

You can sorta see the fireplace I told you about here, and you can see where the other ladies place lights in some cracks, the doorway and window sills.  It came out really well I think…the light painting.

 

The Old Ranch Cabin Front View

I hope you had a lovely week-end. We in the USA had a long week-end celebrating Labor Day.  I spent the week-end with friends photographing the night sky, and the Wild Mustangs again.

I am once again behind with blogs, and emails, but I’ll catch up!

I hope you all have a lovely week.

Nikon D810| Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G| Lexar Digital Film| PS CC 2018

more to come…

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Twilight Clear Lake

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An evening on the lake from my Grebe trip earlier this month.

Clear Lake

Nikon Df| Nikkor 20mm f/1.8g| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2015

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Sunrise over San Francisco, CA

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I got up at 3 am again to drive up to the Marin Headlands to view the sunrise. I hoped there would be some fog rolling in.  It was cloudy at home which was south of my destination.

 

While driving north the sky was getting clearer, and clearer. No clouds, and no fog, but there were stars!  I took this image while waiting for the rest of the group to arrive. Venus is the brightest planet (low in the sky), and the constellation Corvus is the quadrilateral shape above and to the right of Golden Gate Bridge’s north tower.

Venus and the Constellation Corvus over SF Bay

8 of us got up at O’Dark Thirty to meet at Battery Spencer in the Marin Headlands to shoot the sunrise. Since it was clear, and cold without much chance of fog we opted to hike the mile down to Kirby Cove to be at the water’s edge to photograph the sunrise.  Here’s an image I made just after arriving down at Kirby Cove.  The tide was a little higher than I expected. A couple of waves got my feet wet a couple of times. Thankfully I wear waterproof boots.

Venus is the only thing bright enough to shine above the on coming dawn, and the cities lights.

Venus in the Eastern Sky Before Sunrise

After making several images down at the waters edge I decided to move up to the cliff just above me to capture the sun as it crested the skyline.

Sunrise over San Francisco CA

The clouds were just beginning to roll in from the north as the sun crested the skyline.  Once the sun got above the city we decided to head up the mountain to have some breakfast with lots of hot coffee to warm up with.

For more information about Kirby Cove click here.

Nikon Df| Nikkor 24-70mm| Singh-Ray 2 Stop Rev. Grad| B+W 6 Stop ND Filter| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| LR CC 2015 & PS CC 2015

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Palace of Fine Arts- San Francisco

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The Palace of Fine Arts San FranciscoI rose at 3AM this morning to head up to San Francisco to make some images. I was hoping for pockets in the fog to see the Moonset, or have thick fog in the bay so I might get the fog/ Golden Gate Bridge image I have in my head, but I struck out on both counts this morning. I couldn’t see the moon anywhere, and the pocket in the fog was in the bay with no fog at all on Golden Gate Bridge.

Trying to make lemonade out of lemons I made this image.  I’ve shot this location several times both at night and in the daylight, but not in the “Blue period” so, at least it’s a bit different from the images I’ve made before.

This is a 2 minute exposure taken with a Nikon D700| AF-S 24-70mm @f8| ISO 200| Matrix Metering| tripod| B+W 3 stop ND filter

I need a nap. I hope you have a wonderful week-end! 🙂

At Twilight

This evening I met two friends from my Night Photography group at Stanford University to do a little night shooting.

I’ve been wanting to re-do Hoover Tower since my last visit there. We met in the Rodin Sculpture Garden. Tonight there were very few people around so I actually got a shot sans people of the The Gates of Hell.

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Then we moved over to the Weeping Angel. A beautiful sculpture and the burial site of the Stanford’s son.

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Then we walked over to the main plaza and the quad where we shot Stanford Memorial Church. The light behind the stained

glass window was on tonight. This is the first time I’ve seen that. I’ve been there 3 times for night shoots in the last year without it

being on so this felt really special. It’s gorgeous!

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Finally we shot Hoover Tower. We moved around the campus to several different locations to shoot it. This shot I took

early on while in the Blue Period is my favorite one of the Tower out of tonight’s shots.

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It’s a beautiful campus. I wouldn’t mind going back to photograph it all over again.

Nikon D300s

Nikkor 17-35mm AF-S f/2.8

Malibu Moon

I had hoped to find a good location to take a full moon shot while visiting Big Baby Boy this week-end…I thought this would do. What do you think?

It was a lovely evening and really nice week-end.

PP- not much different. Vibrance, clarity and a slight crop off the side, top,and bottom.

Nikon D300s
Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8 AF-S
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