I have important business to attend to tonight so it’s vital that I stay awake and alert. After a busy Monday mopping, dusting and polishing furniture my time is limited so I set up my camera during the blue hour (1 hour after sunset).
The only cluster of lights in sleepy hollow is across the pond from the Mall, not exactly Broadway but it’s all I’ve got!
For my second shot I decided to do some “light trails” which I attempted on the bough on the railway bridge, not too much traffic was about as it was well after rush hour and most people were getting sorted before the lights went out at eight. So there I was all set up, with high expectations when the first vehicle spotted me and thought I was a traffic officer with a speed camera! Traffic ground to a virtual stop and everyone hooted and one or two motorists even showed me the finger!
My beloved has slinked off to bed with low blood pressure before my laptop’s battery failed. That’s why I decided to give the stars a go. After renewing my batteries for the headlamp, setting up my tri-pod I set off. Well, I couldn’t focus on anything in the pitch dark; fortunately I had the headlamp which I used on the trees. At least one can see the Milky Way (more or less)
“Star photography is the mysterious world of creating art somewhere between Science and Maths” Basie van Zyl.
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