Yesterday was spent digging out from a major snowfall. We had sleet and rain through the day (Monday) which turned to a heavy, wet snow by evening. Not sure what the official accumulation was, but before this started the weber grills were free of snow.
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.
If you are ready to break up your winter with the sound of waves and loons, plus a kayaker paddling off into a misty sunrise check out this YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc4ZwFM5Bng