So we went off to the Outback (Australia) for the Easter Weekend. Decided to try night shooting in the almost ghost-like desert town of Silverton, New South Wales – population maybe 30.
Being so far out and away from city lights, the sky was pitch black, with incredible stars. There we were all alone, listening to the quiet sounds of the desert setting up our tripods on the dirt road and along came the lamplighters for the church. They turned on the lights as they must do each night and it shone beautifully in all its glory. They were most considerate – said they’d only be a minute – didn’t want to ruin our shots and then off they went.
I then got set up remembering all the things I had learned …on Bulb…mirror lock-up, had the remote all ready – click! Waited, waited, waited….when suddenly, out of the blue there came a car, probably the only other car in Silverton, headlights glaring, and they slowly drove past me! Grrrrr!
When the shutter finally closed and I saw this on the screen, I let out a chuckle!!
Think it was the best shot of the night!!
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
Single RAW file