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Metzger House
f3.5, 30 minutes
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ylw-text.gif This old house nestled in nicely against the drama of a huge sky in Bodie State Park in Northern California was a good time for a combination of moonlight photography and star trails. A 30 minute exposure at f4 didn't give long star trails, but the half moon provided enough light to give detail in the foreground and a nice overall balance. An added bonus was the sweeping clouds, which had faded into a misty look, due to enough winds at higher altitudes that kept them on the move. Clouds can sometimes make a photo, so don't necessarily fret their presence.

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Credit: Dan Heller
Caption-Abstract: This old house nestled in nicely against the drama of a huge sky in Bodie State Park in Northern California was a good time for a combination of moonlight photography and star trails. A 30 minute exposure at f4 didn't give long star trails, but the half moon provided enough light to give detail in the foreground and a nice overall balance. An added bonus was the sweeping clouds, which had faded into a misty look, due to enough winds at higher altitudes that kept them on the move. Clouds can sometimes make a photo, so don't necessarily fret their presence.
By-line: Dan Heller
City: Bodie
Copyright Notice: Photo (c) www.danheller.com
Province-State: California
Keywords: west coast, old west, north america, trails, artifacts, bodie, california, star trails, usa, nite, ghost town, western states, exteriors, landmark, antique, night, star, united states, antiques, state park
Location: Bodie, California, USA
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Keywords: west coast, old west, trails, north america, landmarks, california, bodie, artifacts, star trails, square format, nite, western usa, ghost town, exteriors, stars, united states, antiques, state park