The Light From A Thousand Suns

The brightest thing I could come up with is the night sky, if you see what I mean.  Using a tripod and a cable release I fired the shutter and went to watch TV with a cup of tea.  30 minutes later I came back and closed the shutter.  It’s worked quite well, no shake, hardly any cloud at all and I just about got the pole in the bottom right – I needed a smart phone app to help me line it up.  The film is Ilford HP5+ and it went a little too grainy so I did a lot of correction in Photoshop.  I need to start thinking about how film changes its properties over long exposures.  Below is an alternative image where the sky isn’t so dark.  Click on the image above to see some other bright things.

11 responses to “The Light From A Thousand Suns”

  1. wow, that was a holy try, brilliant dude


  2. Very interesting. You should try for the comet in Novembe! 🙂


  3. Very cool, I just got a camera that will let me try that and I can’t wait to give it a try..:-)


  4. Cool. Similar to a colour shot I did, but I was on a 17th floor roof terrace and it was quite windy, so a fair bit of shake:


    1. These shots are deceptively difficult to get right.


  5. Fantastic take on this week’s theme!


  6. very nice and cool to see in black and white 🙂


  7. Reblogged this on filmcamera999 and commented:
    this is just great…yet so simple….



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