We headed out Sunday night to get some true night shots. If you've never tried that I suggest you do. But we ran into a problem - There was a haze in the sky from a very nasty fire about 60 miles or so away. We just happened to be right in the path of the smoke and the smell. Our eyes were burning from it. Since I could tell we weren't going to get the kind of night shots, even with the full moon, that I had hoped for I decided to get out a couple of glow lights I'd been carrying around for about a year and just have some Phun!
This shot was taken at about 10 p.m. and if you look closely those small white dots in the sky are stars. If it had not been for the smoke you'd have seen many more. I simply opened my shutter for 1 full minute while I walked toward the camera with a red glow stick in one hand and a blue one in the other swinging my arms around like two windmills going opposite directions. Frankly I'm sure I looked utterly ridiculous out there. But what the heck?
If you're new to photography you may wonder why you only see the lights and you do not see me. It's because I kept moving so there was never enough light on me in one spot for the camera to record it. If you have a hard time with that, take your camera outside at night some time and find something to take a photo of that requires an exposure of at least 5 seconds. While the photo is being taken quickly walk across in front of the camera. Then look at the photo and you will not be visible in it.
I believe photography should be Phun and that's why I have my Phun Phriday! posts. Have you done something Phun, weird and/or creative lately? If so, leave a link to it in your comment. If not - well I'd really love to hear from you anyway.