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Photo 52: A Play on Light / Time of Day [Night]


Star light, star bright
The first star I see tonight;
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.

This is the last week of our exploration of light at different times of day for Project Light. The week flew by and before I knew it, it was Saturday and I had not been out all week after dark. This weekend we were away from the bright lights of the big city, and I ended up taking my tripod out, aiming up at the night sky, and using a slow shutter speed of 8 seconds. I was pleased with the  other-worldly look of the branches and stars, and appreciated this exercise for forcing me to take a moment and observe the wonders of the night sky.  It is something that I should do more often, and I am looking forward to further experiments with night photography in the future.

Please follow around the circle to see how the rest of my friends have tackled night light! Next up is fellow New Yorker and mother to two adorable girls, Cheryl Sawyer.

  • April 29, 2013 - 12:38 am

    Jill Cassara - So pretty, Julie! This reminds me of a modern textile print!ReplyCancel

  • April 29, 2013 - 8:49 am

    Sarah Davis - What a vibrant nighttime blue! And the tiny speckled stars are fabulous! Congratulations of getting outside at that hour with a tripod!ReplyCancel

  • April 29, 2013 - 10:00 am

    Stacey Vukelj - Gorgeous! The hint of twinkling stars is just beautiful and there’s so much texture.ReplyCancel

  • April 29, 2013 - 3:31 pm

    Lisa R - The shadowy tree branches are a great framework for the pins of light!ReplyCancel

  • May 4, 2013 - 10:44 pm

    Erica Collins - This is terrific, Julie! I love the winding path of the branches and the tiny twinkling lights. I think its time I get my tripod outdoors!!ReplyCancel

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