Rustic Barn on a Starry Night

Every November we take our son to a barn party at my friend Victor’s farm. Often times we just stick around to socialize and take photos. Last year, as I was photographing an old farmhouse and the starry sky, I was intrigued by the light escaping through the slats of a nearby barn.

Using a shutter release cable and a tripod I was able to photograph this 152 second exposure of the rustic barn. Such a long exposure was not necessary for the barn, however it did allow me to also capture linear star trails in the night sky. (It is really amazing when you stop and think about how fast we are moving as the earth rotates on its axis.)

The light shining through the slats provides an excellent example of the power of light to displace darkness.

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