Sunday, May 11, 2008

One-Night Night Photography Workshop

Tim Baskerville of The Nocturnes is offering a one-night workshop on night photography on May 17th at Rush Ranch in Salano County, just a few miles northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area. If you'd like to dip your feet into the night photography world, but don't feel ready for a three-night workshop, then the Rush Ranch workshop might be just what you've been looking for. I attended the workshop four years ago, and had a great time.

(Rush Ranch Windmill, by Andy Frazer)

Rush Ranch is operated by the Solano Land Trust. It is not open to the public at night.

Land trusts are a wonderful concept. They collect donations, pool everyone's money together, then purchase land to keep it out of development. They may also purchase easements which allow the owners to keep the land, but prevent anyone in the future from ever developing it. The Nature Conservancy is, by far, the largest in the world. Here in California, many of the county parks, and some state parks, were acquired by land trusts. I support the Penninsula Open Space Trust, which has acquired many of the former ranches in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County.

P.S. Don't miss yesterday's post on Frank Relle.


Blogger wizel said...

You have great shots. I like this one in particular. The star trails are amazing.
Appreciate you can share some of the technical details, specifically the exposure (no EXIF data available).

2:54 PM  
Blogger wizel said...

I just saw the EXIF data after click in the picture, and request properties.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS D60
Image Date: 2004:10:29 20:30:46
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 32.0mm
Exposure Time: 246.000 s
Aperture: f/8.0
Focus Distance: 23.28m
ISO equiv: 200
White Balance: Manual
Light Source: Incandescent
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual

2:56 PM  
Blogger foxylady said...

Beautiful and Marvelous.

4:44 AM  

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