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Posts from the ‘night photography’ Category

Heaven and Hail


“It’s the beauty that thrills me with wonder.   It’s the stillness that fills me with peace.”   ― Robert W. Service, in The Spell of the Yukon.   Read more

BEFORE The Sunrise

Maybe I need to rethink the “Beyond the Sunrise” name for this photoblog and my Facebook photo page.   Read more

The Fog Factor

A half-filled or half-empty glass?   It’s all a matter of one’s perspective.    “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure” defines the economics for Saturday morning yard or garage sales.   Similarly, many autumn mornings in the mountains offers nature’s version of a garage sale where  “one person’s cloud is another person’s fog”.   From a nature photographer’s perspective, clouds often add personality to a bland sky and fog can be used to add mysticism, depth or dynamism to 2D images.  In combination with nature’s box of crayons, it helps create some magical autumn mornings.   Read more

Nights and Lights – Part II

My previous post included an image of the circular star trails above Grandfather Mountain.  To be honest, I wasn’t exactly thrilled with that image for several reasons.  First,  it was bisected by the navigation lights of a red-eye special jet.  Although it was shot using a tripod, the winds that night were more than marginal and contributed to the fuzziness of the star trails.   Finally, the North Star or Polaris, which is approximately on the axis of Earth’s rotation, was not included. Read more