While you open up this post today I am on my way home from Tacoma, WA where I was judging this year’s Pacific West Quilt Show. I flew to Washington State the morning after returning home from a fabulous week at Art Quilt Campus. Check back next Monday (August 26th) to check out my report about the great time we all had.
Today I want to reward you with some more night photography. Week four of the PPSOP course brought some of the biggest challenges and rewards. We set out to capture images of a non-light polluted night sky and then …. waited while taking multiple 4 minute exposures. When I downloaded these images onto my computer I wasn’t too excited… but once processed I was “over the moon” – no pun intended. Three night time session yielded three of the star trail images in this slide show.
Then there was the additional requirement, images of the moon or a planet, and stars that are not distorted. The moon image was a bit tricky to achieve – we finally got up at 4 am one morning to witness a thin crescent moon close to the horizon competing with the eminent sunrise.
I want to share that I have discovered a passion for night photography – will it become part of a series of textile art. That remains to be seen… for now I am just enjoying the process of learning something new.