Trees at Night

Tree at Night, 1


This is my first attempt at “painting with light.”  It is accomplished by setting up your camera before dark using a tripod.  I used my Canon 5D MK II, a 24-105mm f/4L lens, with  the ISO at 100.  I pushed my cable shutter at 10:30 pm with the exposure set at 30 seconds.  While the camera is “shooting” you “paint” the tree with flash lights.  I converted one image to black and white.

Tree at Night, B&W 1

I was raised in Saudi Arabia where trees were few and far between.  That is probably why I am attracted to trees now as a photographer … they seem to become more beautiful with age.  Perhaps like us humans … but, when you look past the wrinkles and sagging curves … and finally see each others true inner beauty.

The Splendor of Bandon

Bandon Splendor-4388Here is a very fortunate moment in time when the sun, clouds, waves, plume of spray, the silhouetted rocks and the fishing boat were all lined up perfect.  Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good:)