Cuddly Campfires

Cuddly Campfires

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, its also a great chance to photograph the fall colors, as theyre 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 dont have much of a time-lapse but I did get some neat images here. Its 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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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.