Mountain View at Twilight


Walked out of the office yesterday at dusk to a stunning array of cloud formations. Couldn’t help but grab the trusty Canon, mount it to the tripod for some long exposure shots. I experimented with everything from 1 second to 30 seconds. I wasn’t disappointed at all. The court square was all but deserted except in front of the 2 restaurants. I moved about the square with my tripod like a divining rod looking for water in the desert to find the perfect angle and lighting.

The dramatic clouds against the yellow Arkansas stone block courthouse was better than I had hope for! While I was at it, I figured I would get some head light and tail light trails through the almost deserted streets. 4 seconds seem to be the magic shutter speed for the clouds. Anything longer caused the clouds to be a blur. Longer exposures seemed to be the ticket for the light trails.

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while…I’m glad the clouds pushed me over the edge!

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