Virgina City Gold Mining Equipment
I love shooting in the Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana area. There is such a rich history from the old gold mining towns. Montana has several great ghost towns, such as these two sister towns, along with my long-time favorite Bannack Ghost Town. I took these shots on a very cold day in January.
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For a chance to be entered in my Christmas camera gear giveaway, be one of the first and most accurate to add a comment and describe my setup, time of day and shooting process to get the technique in these images. I will leave the answer and winner(s) here and in a blog comment, when I feel we have something accurate enough. Good luck and thanks for participating!
Anyone who links back to this blog post on their own website or blog before Friday, will also be added to the drawing. So you could get your name in the drawing with this one mystery photo. Just leave a comment and a link to the post where you linked to this. Happy blogging…
Austin and AJ were both partially correct, so I will enter both of them in my Camera Gear Drawing. Austin gets his name in twice because he completed the bonus – linked to my blog post. (Zach, you should have guessed! Of course that may be an unfair advantage, since you have similar shots from the same setup.. Haha!)
The first two images were not HDR and were shot around 7:00pm after the sun was down for about on hour. These first two were single image Light Paintings. In this case I used one large light to illuminate the subjects. Leaving the shutter open that long gathers all available ambient light and produces a nice deep blue sky, from the residual sunset. I used a tripod and my camera settings were: f/11 30 seconds ISO: 100.
The last shot was a different process. It is what I call the Eric Curry style of light painting. Instead of getting the exposure in one take, you take many images and only light a small part each time. Then you blend the images together, masking the lit parts from each exposure. The light was lower at around 7:30. I used 10 seconds at f/22 and ISO 100 for each of the ten shots.
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