Hill of Three Oaks

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© Kate Trenerry
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Night photography around campus was one of those things that I kept putting off, always busy sleeping or (more likely) studying. So last May, in my waning days of college, I dedicated an entire night to shooting some of my favorite places at Carleton. This photo was taken just after sunset at the Hill of Three Oaks, in the southern reaches of the massive Arboretum. Using a tripod, I set my camera for a 30 second exposure at f3.5. I achieved the lighting of the tree by running up the hill and ‘painting’ the scene with a flashlight. I was constantly moving, so I am not in the image, although it took a few tries to learn how to hold the flashlight to avoid accidental trails of light. Even in this image, you can see an artifact of my method in the lower right. My work was actually interrupted by campus security, who saw flashing lights from a distance and came over to investigate! A few weeks after I made the photo, I sold a few prints in the Senior Art Show.

5 responses

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (27 Nov 2011):

    Bellissimo!

  • Iam Fulani

    Iam Fulani gave props (28 Nov 2011):

    your hard work was not in vain!

  • tania medina

    tania medina gave props (28 Nov 2011):

    So beautiful! Favorited!

  • David Piszczek

    David Piszczek gave props (30 Nov 2011):

    A wonderful image also appreciate the story with this capture too.

  • Vincent J. DeSanto

    Vincent J. DeSanto   said (1 Dec 2011):

    Kate, what a breathtaking photo, I still do not have a photo like this in my gallery. Very well done Kate.

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