Friday, November 10, 2006

Relative motion

The moon and stars slide silently by while we maintain our fixed position on the ground. Or so it seems. In reality, the ground moves, and we with it. The earth rotates. It rotates as it orbits the sun. Our planet follows the sun in its rotation around the galaxy, which itself careens through space, which is expanding outward. Five directional movements at once.

And I thought Mondays were confusing.

This is another view of the moonlit barn, with wispy clouds and the trails of a few bright stars in motion in the sky. The highlights on the barn were made with a flashlight during the 60-second exposure.

Photo taken with 35mm lens, no filters. 60 seconds at f16, 400 ISO film. Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

4 comments:

Marion said...

Wow! What an amazing photo.

thanks for sharing your incredible talent and passion!

Nick said...

Very nice colors. Great camera position.

James said...

marion, thanks so much. glad you find something of value in my photos.

nick, my night shooting philosophy is to sit low and shoot slow.

engloy said...

Great one James! I like the effect you've achieved especially with the use of the flashlight.