Night photo of an abandoned mining house in the Mojave Desert. Illuminated by a handheld flashlight and a full moon during an evening long exposure. This is not a post-processing creation. No pixels were harmed during the creation of this photo. 😀
This is a real photo taken at night with Dave Dasinger. This evening, everything was illuminated by a big bright moon, an almost full moon, almost bright enough to read a book. And setting my tripod-mounted camera to a long exposure made the camera much more sensitive to light than our eyes on this already bright evening. This is why this photo seems brighter than what we might see at night. It is not due to post-processing. The moon, which reflects light from the sun, also makes the sky bluer, and when the photo is a long exposure photo, the sky will appear brighter, making the blue more apparent. I also illuminated the the interior with a handheld ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight and the inside of the TV with a red light while the camera shutter was open, keeping the photo good and dark for a sense of mystery. For the processing, I left it basically alone except that I subdued the colors a bit, desaturating it. I think it looks better that way. This is not a post-processing creation. No pixels were harmed during the creation of this photo. 😀
I am fascinated with how a single long exposure photo can show movements and the cumulative effects of light in a single image, and fascinated with the stories and history that these locations hold. Thank you for reading this and looking at the image. -Ken
Ken Lee Photography
Nikon D610/14-24mm f/2.8, 138s f/8 ISO 200 2016-11-11 23:11
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With special thanks to Roald Dahl for the title.
Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting
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