Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Back to Photography - Think Different!

When you are at a post card location, the very biggest temptation is to 'Get the postcard shot!' of course :D So sure, go ahead and do it.

Moon River Photography Photo

There were a bazillion people there at Delicate Arch - all waiting for that magic moment.

Moon River Photography Photo

What I love to do is think different. Everyone has that sunset shot of the arch. But how many have star trails on the moonlit arch? Sure, some, but it's worth the extra effort. Certainly not those people in the cars you can see trailing out in the distance (they're all the people that left the second the sun dropped below the horizon).

Moon River Photography Photo


How to? Easy. A sturdy tripod, your camera set to bulb, f/5.6, iso 200, wait for it to get dark (about an hour+ at least after sunset) and let 'er rip :).

Enjoy (thinking different) photography,

Andy

13 comments:

  1. great shots... the first one is a great classic shot. When I was there it looked like the second image times 10. There always seems to be a crowd out there at sunset of course, never had time to sick around that far after sunset but I love the star trails, really great to see a different perspective of a classic arch in the U.S.

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  2. This is a great shot. will give it a try some time.

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  3. I love the Highway in the background lighting up a trail of headlights and taillights.

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  4. how many seconds did you press the shutter down for

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  5. @anonymous - it was a 30 minute exposure.

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  6. Beautiful image. Thank you for the tip. I will try it.
    Regards,
    Iris

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  7. Great shot, I love doing stuff like this!

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  8. Wow, nice pictures! I really love the star trails with the arch. I'm going to have to start trying that.

    Paul Bates Photography

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  9. Awesome! I'll definetely try this someday somewhere! :)

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  10. Awesome Shot of the Arch & taillights. I just started shooting star trails & wish now I would of started when I was at Arches! You say a 30 min. exposure & most I've seen this good were 2-3 hour exposures. Thanks for the tip.
    Great photos in your gallery.

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  11. Thanks for the suggestions. And that last one's some shot of the Arch!

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