Last weekend, I spent some time in the freezing Virginia air with Tricia Burrough of Lilac Blossom Photography so we could capture the night sky. Tricia graciously let me use her digital camera as a light meter so I could try to guess at the exposure for these images. These were photographed on Portra 400 that North Coast Photo then pushed two stops. The exposures were made for about 30 seconds each at f/4 using a 50mm lens. I was using the camera in bulb mode and estimating the exposure time, since I thought the film wouldn’t be able to capture much information after several seconds anyway, due to reciprocity. Sidenote: Click this link if you want to know more about film reciprocity.
They were all as crooked as this first one, but I straightened them in Lightroom (except the first one). I love it crooked because you can see the shadows of Tricia, my camera on its tripod, and me (left to right) in the foreground. When I straighten the image (as in the third photo), the camera’s shadow is lost. :) Next time, I’ll have to use a level to make sure my camera is straight!
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