Moonrise over Bodie

Moonrise over Bodie

Moonrise over Bodie, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

As dusk turned to night, participants in the workshop organized by Lance Keimig—Finding Your Way in the Dark—waited for moonrise over Bodie. The workshop was organized to coincide with a full moon, and most of us waited, our tripods on full alert, on the small hill at the entrance to the Bodied State Park. Ghost town or not, some park employees live on site, which accounts for the lights in the house in the photo.

[Nikon D300, 18-200VR Zoom lens at 34mm (51mm in 35mm terms), four composited captures at 1/4 of a second, 1/2 a second, 1 second, and 2 seconds, f/5.6 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.]

Posted in Digital Night, Landscape, Photography

The Third Dragonfly

This dragonfly seems to be reclining in mid-air, arms clasped behind its head!

Related stories: Dragonfly, Dragonfly Variation.

Posted in Photograms, Photography

Tiarella Two

This is a re-post-processing (using Photoshop, of course) of a photo I took at sunrise about a year ago of a tiny tiarella plant. (Tiarellas are members of the saxifrage family). In this version, I emphasized the colors and brightness, and didn’t worry if the highlights blew out.

Which version do you like better?

Original version: Moving Mountains and Breaking Stones.

Related story: Dawn in the Flower Forest.

Posted in Flowers, Photography

Yosemite Dreams

A wet and rainy Pacific storm front has hit the Bay area. As the storm moves east, it will snow on the Sierras and in Yosemite Valley. At this time of year I enjoy my family and am cozy in front of our fireplace–but I also dream of photographing Yosemite in its new coat of snow.

Posted in Landscape, Photography, Yosemite