A friend and I had made some night photos all evening long in Krakow. We were finished and having a beer when she commented that the train station was another great place to make photos at night. With that, we finished our beers and headed back across town. The clock shows that these were taken a little after 1:00 AM.
Our little New England town is the home of Andres Institute of Art. Situated on a former ski hill, each fall it hosts visiting artists from around the world who create sculptures that are situated on trails in the woods. This is the first time I’ve hiked up there in winter. It is definitely different and some of the features of the sculptures are buried in snow, but it was also definitely beautiful. I was not able to photograph many of their works due to the trail snow and ice on the paths and not having my snow shoes with me.
I was trying to get three elements into this shot with reasonable clarity and exposure: the San Diego Air and Space Museum’s circular building, the plane in front of the building and a plane in the air on approach to the airport. I’d seen this done, but it is rather tricky. The plane in front is often in shadow and we had to contend with a bit of haze but on the third visit, I was able to get all three.
On some conservation land in our town, there is a cabin situated between an old rock quarry and where a train line once ran. Recently, I hiked in there, sharing the old rail bed with snow mobile riders on their sleds. It is not so picturesque but there were some things inside that made for a few interesting still life photos. It was a good place to play with lighting and angles. Here are a few shots.