This is perhaps the most unusual image in my portfolio. After photographing the sunset, a friend and I decided to try our luck at night photography at a small pond in Bishop, California. Using a giant flashlight, we painted the scene with light while the camera stood untouched for a 72-second exposure. After a couple hours of experimenting and about 100 exposures later we decided to pack up. The trick with night photography is to essentially ignore time and envision how the camera will interpret the scene during a very long exposure. In time-lapse photography, the image is a summation of total light absorbed over a long period of time. In this way, the camera and the human eye are fundamentally different—making this form of photography so unique.

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