Every October I travel back to Michigan to spend a weekend (reunion?) with my closest college friends. We rent a house on the lake (not so much this year, but there was a river!), cook a lot of amazing food, drink a lot of drinks, and have a good ol' time just hanging out and forgetting about the real world for a while. Living in California this is a great time for me to catch up with my friends and remind them that I still exist! For me, it's also a great chance to photograph the fall colors, as they're usually in full bloom while I visit! Sadly, this year was about a week too late but I decided to try something different…..

When we went out to the river to start a campfire I brought my camera with me. I pointed it to the sky a bit, bumped the ISO up a tad, opened up the aperture to let as much light in as possible and then let the timer just start taking 1 min, 45 second photos over and over. I only let it go about 45 minutes so I don't have much of a time-lapse but I did get some neat images here. It's amazing how much color the camera can pick out just off the moon and a campfire!

Nikon D300s w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
17mm, f/2.8, 105 sec, ISO 500, Tripod
No HDR, minor adjustments only

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