Every year George Pfoertner spends part of his vacation shooting Boot Lake at night. Obviously, with so little light, he must use a tripod and very long shutter speeds. One of his tricks that I find fascinating is when he “paints” in the foreground subjects with light; using a flash or sometimes just a flashlight. On the other hand, except for the stars in the sky, photos taken with a substantial full moon can look a lot like a daytime photo. I think my favorite is the vertical photo (above) of a single boat at the dock. The line of white and colored light on the lake is from a boat that passed while the shot was being exposed. But what I really like is the way all the stars are circling around the North Star in the center. I don’t remember how long he exposed this, but it must have been awhile to get the long lines of light from the moving stars! Note: for more information on George, including his web site, see the side bar at right.