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Picture of the Day - October 28, 2009

"Camping - In a different light"

Photo from a very 'illuminating' camping trip.
Photo courtesy of Brian Hampson.                   (Click on the photo for a larger view)

Some of nature's most magnificent beauty awaits those who venture off into the woods on a camping expedition, and today's picture by photographer Brian Hampson shares just a bit of that magic with us - albeit in a slightly different light. Here is his story behind the image:
    "We took this photo while camping in the Coastal Mountains of
    British Columbia. Inside the tent I had two people "painting" the
    inside of the tent with their LED headlamps. I painted the ground
    at the front of the tent a bit to give it some grounding - rather
    than have it floating in the darkness. The 30 second exposure
    allowed the moon to show through the trees a bit and let the
    late evening sky show some light to complete the composition."
       --Brian Hampson
Here are the camera and settings used to capture this image:
    Camera: Canon EOS 50D
    Focal length: 17mm
    Exposure time: 30 seconds
    Aperture: f/8
    ISO: 100
    Program mode: Aperture Priority

Visitor Comments...
    Name: Darryl Simpson
    Town: Mesa, AZ

    Awesome picture Brian! It makes me want to pull out my gear and head to the mountains.
    Name: Ron Trees
    Town: Spokane, WA

    Very nice picture Brian. I do like the tent lit up the way that you have it as well as the foreground. I also followed the link to your blog and found some very nice stuff to look at and read there also.

    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA


    Name: Ethan Morrow
    Town: London, England, UK

    What a great concept Mr. Hampson, and thoroughly we executed as well I might add!

    Name: Linda McGlothlin
    Town: Sierra Vista, AZ


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