Making photographs, not just taking them – Dundee, Tayside, Scotland

Friday Night Out

I got a text asking if I fancied going out for a shot, didn’t have anything on so ended up going out camera bag in hand to meet up with Ian and Sarah (the fine folks from PK Perspective).  There was no real plan, just go out and see what we could find.

As there was no wind and the mighty Tay was unusually calm we first headed to Tayport and found some boats.

The we realised that the sky was clear and the stars were out in force.  With this we headed towards Tentsmuir Forest to get away from the street lights to try our hand at the stary sky:

I then tried that last shot again but as a 10 minute exposure to get some star trails whilst also doing some light painting, it didn’t turn out so well:

What happened here was that the camera had been sitting taking this shot for 10 minutes, but it had also taken many others ranging from 1 minute to 20 minutes, so all in all it had been sitting for around an hour at around -1 degrees and the lens froze over resulting in this ‘misty’ looking shot.

With this (and the fact we were all freezing too) we packed up and headed home.  Whilst driving back to the house I noticed the moon had finally made an appearance (around 30 minutes later than it was scheduled to rise that night) so I had to get some shots of it before calling it a night.  Here is probably the best from a bunch I got:

Besides being very very cold it was a good few hours out on a crisp Scottish winter evening (8-11pm).  There was more to this shoot when I got home but I’ll save that story for another day.

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3 responses

  1. I knew u had photoshopped that pic lol

    18/01/2012 at 12:44

    • batty79

      Wondered how long it would be till someone commented on that lol

      18/01/2012 at 13:22

  2. Pingback: Cheating or Art? « CraigBeattie.co.uk

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