Summer Trip Day Nine, Yosemite and Berkeley

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Monday afternoon and evening, I did a one-day photo workshop with Michael Frye on night photography, through the Ansel Adams Gallery.  Assisting with this workshop was another great photographer, Mike Osborne.

I learned a lot, including how to do light painting with flashlights, as shown above.

I also played around with infrared night photography.  The image below shows a car driving by near Olmstead Point.  I kind of like the sweeping curve of the headlights through this image.

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This image of Half Dome from Olmstead Point was taken earlier, near dusk.

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I got back to Yosemite Lodge about 2 AM and was asleep a few minutes later.  It was a bit difficult, but I managed to get up early this morning to drive to Berkeley to visit a professor and a few students.  Tomorrow, I start my trip up north, eventually to Oregon.

3 thoughts on “Summer Trip Day Nine, Yosemite and Berkeley”

  1. Beautiful! I love Yosemite, and I was curious what infrared photography would look like at night. I am definitely curious about how you did this.

  2. Thanks, Ben.

    I use a Nikon D200 converted to infrared by LifePixel. They remove the IR filter that covers the image sensor, which makes your DSLR much more sensitive to infrared light.

    What kind of camera equipment do you own? LifePixel can convert many types of digital cameras to work for IR, UV, full spectrum, and astrophotography.

    For the image above, I just used my D200 on a tripod. I don’t have the raw file handy to check the specific exposure time, but I can look it up if you’re interested.

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