A clear night sky tempted me out in the car this evening, armed with one camera, one lens, my tripod and some good music. I wasn’t at all sure what I was going to shoot. I’d been thinking of various night time scenes that might be worth trying for a couple of weeks or so and decided that I would just head out and see what I could find.
I got out as far as Wistow and there in the night sky ahead of me was a glorious view of Orion. I pulled over and got down to work. It seemed as if a few other people had pulled over by the side of the road there too, but I think they might have been working on some altogether different projects *cough*. So glad I had my iPod with me.
I wanted to capture something on the horizon to give my photos a “footing” and originally those trees were illuminated with a bit of an orange glow. I used a cross processing preset within Lightroom to change the orange into green. Also there is a little road which leads off to Fleckney just on the other side of the field from where I was shooting. I took some without cars passing along it and some with. I quite liked having that streak of light along the foot of the photo so I chose one of those shots as my “Photo of the Day”.
Canon 7D, EFS 15-85mm IS, 15 seconds at f8, ISO 1600 (Porcupine Tree playing on the iPod – thank you).