Moonlight Photos of the Model A

Last night I took the John Deere Model A out for a few photos. There was a bright moon, so I thought it would be neat to see how the exposure would turn out. I think there was a little too much light though as there weren’t many stars in the photo. However, it was pretty cloudy so I don’t know if it would have mattered much anyway.

To create the shots, I had the camera on a tripod and and did  a 30 second exposure with my 5D Mark II. On the one on the left I also hit it with five seconds of light off of the LED flashlight from my iPhone. I think the results turned out pretty well.

Star Light and Barn Light Photography

Taking night photos is always fun, and produces exciting new photography.  January’s cold nights can be especially dark with a bright star-lit sky.  The only downside is–it’s cold!  It was around 5ºF when I took these photos.  Besides the fingers and camera getting cold, it was a lot of fun with desirable results.

If you’re wondering how I was able to capture the stars–I used a Canon 5D Mark II with the ISO set higher than normal for daylight shooting, and a Canon f1.4 lens.  The 1.4 lens allows the camera to grab as much light as possible in as short of time as possible.