I have been invited to give a presentation to a group of about 70-80 photographers in a few weeks about my nightscape photography. I went out on the morning of Halloween, October 31, 2010 with the intent to capture some new nightscapes for this presentation. I thought I would try something a little different this time. I have been thinking about using remote lights to illuminate the inside of some of the abandoned buildings I capture for a while now. Well, last night I headed out to the Tofield, Alberta area to give it shot. It was a beautiful evening outside. Hovering around -3C. No cloud cover, but fog rolled in near the end. Sure made for a few interesting images. What do you think? Please feel free to leave a comment.
Oh, by the way… if you ever really want to freak yourself out, go shoot some images of abandoned buildings in the middle of the night on Halloween by yourself! Wow! There was one building I approached with a very bright 10 watt LED flashlight. It had an upstairs bedroom with windows still in it. It would have made a fantastic picture with just the top level bedroom illuminated by itself! But while I was standing in front of it looking at the boarded up front door, I heard something begin to move around inside the building. This old farm house was probably abandoned 50 years ago. Keep in mind I was doing this all alone! I retreated to the road and continued to hear movement in the house. I got one of those shivers down my spine and decided to find a new subject. So off I went.
The rest of the images from this outing are here http://photos.infocusimagery.com/p748204727
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!