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When It’s Dark – Look Up

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Daily Photo – When It’s Dark – Look Up

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I have to say one of the hardest things about posting a photograph every day is to come up with a title for the post. Most of the time it’s fairly boring, sometimes I do impress myself, but then there’s those times where I simply ask myself, “John what does this title mean?” – I think today’s one of those cases.

What do you think it means? I just come up with these words – they sounded kind of cool at the time so I’m using them for this photo, but what do they mean to you?

Today’s photograph was taken a few months ago in one of my night sky photo shoots and was one of the shots I didn’t publish at the time. It wasn’t because it was a bad shot, just that it wasn’t my favorite at the time. I’m happy that I went back and reprocessed it though – I think it came out quite nice – I hope you feel the same way.

For those curious folk out there – this was shot at ISO 800, f/2.8, 20 seconds and at 11mm on a D7000 I then processed it in Lightroom 4 using many of the techniques I’ve gone over in my ongoing ‘Let’s Edit’ series.

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2 Responses to “When It’s Dark – Look Up”

  1. I like the title. Too often we are walking around under a beautiful night sky and fail to notice (at least those of us in a rural setting where we can actually still see the stars Wink ). I think the same sentiment holds true all the time — as photographers we need to slow down and really see what is around us all the time. I know this is one of my weakest areas — I can be in such a hurry to do something or get somewhere that I’ll completely tune out the world around me.

    That’s one reason that I enjoy photography so much… it forces me to slow down and take notice!

  2. Yeah you’re absolutely right – It’s always good to stop and look at what’s happening around us. Sometimes I even forget to do this when I’m out photographing – I’ll be so caught up trying to catch the shot that I forget to take in the scene with my own eyes and enjoy it.

    Thanks for the comment!

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