Old Bodie Church

Old Bodie Church

Old Bodie Church, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

The south face of this old church in Bodie was primarily lit by moonlight. As I’ve noted, you get the most circular star trails when the camera is pointed north, so I was glad to see the Big Dipper pointing at Polaris over the wooden steeple.

During this approximately eighteen minute exposure, I “painted” the interior of the church using a small flashlight. To do this I walked round and round the building, careful never to stop the light in one place, pointing my light at the side and rear windows.

[Nikon D300, 12-24 Zoom lens at 12mm (18mm in 35mm terms), 1,083 seconds at f/16 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.]

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