Fairies celebrating midsummer? Will-o’-the-wisp? Could be… but not this time!
It is only plain old me walking beside a patch of tall grass, and light-painting the edge with a flashlight during the 25-sec. exposure.
I went walking with the dogs in that area an hour before, and stopped for a while to play and watch the fireflies… and I lost my cell phone somewhere in the grass.
When I got back home, I just knew it had to be over there, so I grabbed a flashlight, hubby’s cell phone (to make mine ring so I could locate it), as well as my camera bag and tripod, then walked back to the fireflies’ spot.
I found the phone right away, but stayed there until 1:00 a.m. trying to shoot fireflies. I did not get good results with the tiny beasties, but at least I got this shot out of it!
Nikon D7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR
Focal length 24mm, ISO-100, 25 sec. @ f/22
Processed in Lightroom 3.3 and Photoshop CS4