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The Long Prairie Winter
The Long Prairie Winter
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Challenge: Long Exposure III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Grinnell, IA
Date: Dec 15, 2007
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 165 seconds
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2007

Stuck in Grinnell, Iowa on business I stupidly took my 2 wheel drive rental car (rear wheel drive at that) up and down iced over country roads until I happened upon this barn. It was 10 degrees F and there was a strong wind so I sat up the tripod, started the exposure then hopped back into the warm car until it was done, recomposed, tweaked exposure time and repeated until I decided the barn was just too flat. To fix it I walked up to the barn with my flash and painted it and the silo behind it. By the time I got the shot (around midnight) my camera and I were both frozen solid. It ended up being a 165 second exposure. I can only assume the red in the cloud is from the remote farm's security lights.

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Place: 23 out of 158
Avg (all users): 6.4298
Avg (commenters): 7.3846
Avg (participants): 6.1961
Avg (non-participants): 6.4946
Views since voting: 2123
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 235
Comments: 14
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12/22/2007 05:39:53 PM
Erie colors in that thar sky, but I like the little star trails.
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12/22/2007 02:54:42 PM
Foregrounds a bit dark.
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12/22/2007 10:24:31 AM
try a longer exposure to make the streaks more dramatic
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12/21/2007 10:59:00 PM
i really like the tones of this. nice job.
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12/21/2007 04:25:46 PM
Aliens!
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12/20/2007 02:12:01 PM
Nice composition. Good luck,
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12/20/2007 01:29:25 PM
Oh beautiful orion! Nice capture, very well done.
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12/20/2007 03:20:24 AM
It feels almost surreal. How long did you expose this for the stars to move that much> Great image!
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12/19/2007 06:01:45 PM
the colors really work here - well shot
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12/19/2007 09:44:51 AM
I wish the front of the barn were lit up. With such a long exposure, perhaps this could have been done with a flashlight?
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12/19/2007 09:42:37 AM
This is nicely done.
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12/19/2007 06:05:08 AM
Gorgeous.
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12/19/2007 12:23:31 AM
beautifull night shot
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12/19/2007 12:17:32 AM
beautiful rich tones in the sky...9
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