After seeing the sky I could capture over Blendon Woods right when the park opens at 6:30 AM, I went back to try an Exposed To The Right (ETTR) time lapse over the stars moving over the park’s goldenrod meadow.
There’s a part of the brain that is compelled to figure out things we don’t instantly understand. One of the ways photography can trigger that compulsion is with long exposure images. We can mess with time to create a world we can’t see on our own. We can make flowing water look silky and smooth, clouds that streak across the sky and show the path of lights.
Light painting takes advantage of the long exposure to show a single point of light in many places at the same time. Frequently these paths are round. Light orbs and spinning steel wool photos are very popular and easy to create. Can we create other shapes as well?
Stepped outside yesterday evening and saw some very unusual undulating clouds. I grabbed my camera bag and tripod and rushed over to Blendon Woods Metro Park. The Goldenrod Trail meadow is full of chin-high wild flowers and has an open view to the south west where the clouds were heading. Time to time lapse. Read MoreGoldenrod Meadow Clouds