NightSky

OK, so January has started a little slow photography wise. The holidays and my son turning five has taken time away from my photography, plus the weather have not been on my side for this month’s assignment. So I haven’t really gotten the time to start my 2017 project yet, which makes the creative “monster” in me scream for attention.

As I live near a city and an airport, the light pollution around is too much to get a good shoot of the milky way. So last Monday I had put of some time to drive to a location an hour away where I was hoping the light from the city and the airport wouldn’t affect the shoot too much. I had done a lot of research in finding a nice spot and the weather forecast predicted clear sky’s. As I arrived at the location a tin cloud cover had come in over my location, blocking the view of the stars. So much for planning ahead!

So much for planning

I stayed for a while in hope the sky would clear up, but it didn’t change much. So I found an old barn that looked interesting and lit it up with an iPhone.

X-T1 18-55mm @ 18mm | f5.6 | 30 sec | ISO 640

As it didn’t seem that the sky would clear up, I decided to head back home.
And of course there the sky was a lot clearer so I had to stop by my new favorite place to try to see if could get at least some night sky and stars while a train passed by.

X-T1 18-55 @ 18mm | f5.6 | 10 sec | ISO 1250

As the weather forecast is predicting that the rest of January is going to be overcast, I have one last chance tomorrow as it’s looking that it is going to be clear sky’s.

 

Keep smiling! 🙂

Airport Photowalk

Rushing Through
Gardermoen, 2016

One of my favorite places to shoot is at airport’s. It has something to do with the atmosphere and that I’m not sticking my self out that much walking with a camera. I get to pretend I’m just another tourist. 🙂

My absolute favorite time of day to shoot there is late evening, when the tempo is lower, people is fewer and shadows are longer.

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