After dropping Raili off at her father’s house, Charlotte and myself went walk about around Weber State University and took some long exposure pictures (3-6 seconds depending on f/stop). She had fun, I had a blast, and it was a nice bonding adventure for us.
They didn’t turn out great, but our adventure was something I hope she remembers for the rest of her life. I took pictures of both of us, took some of the stars for her to see how many more there were than she could see with just her eyes, and took a bunch all over the place just to see what they looked like with the long exposure.
When I was in high school, my grandmother took me to the top of Sate Street in Salt Lake City. We put my old Pentax (actually my dad’s but I used it most), on a tripod, hooked up the remote shutter cable, and cranked off some long 20 second exposures. I got tail lights turning down the hill, the city out in front of us bright and clear, and memories that have been with me for well over 30 years now. I miss you grandma, you were always up for helping us learn something new.
This was originally posted on my other server. The backup didn’t pull through, so I’m re-posting these with new words, same pictures, and wonderful nostalgia.