X-H1 in Dark Skies

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The Tree - Fort Griffin, Texas

I returned to Fort Griffin, Texas Friday night to do some more photography of the night sky and the Fort Griffin ruins. Unfortunately I was not alone at the site this time as I was a week ago. Fort Griffin has become a popular place for photographers of the night sky and those wishing to learn how to photograph it. Friday night was, shall we say, crowded and the shots I wanted to take of the ruins did not happen due to said crowd.

Since it was apparent I would not get a chance to shoot the ruins the way I really wanted to without hogging the spot, I moved on to what is known as "The Tree". At last I found a spot not overrun with those wishing to paint structures with 1000 lumen flashlights and constant "focus checks" involving said flashlights aimed at all points of the compass. My desire was to light paint "The Tree" with the Milky Way in the background but using a different type of lighting and a technique I call fading.

This is the result. It was shot with the Fuji X-H1 and the Fuji 16-55 f/2.8. Exposure time was 25 seconds at ISO 3200.

While I usually prefer to come back from such a long trip (six hour drive total) with more than one shot I like I have to admit if this was the only shot I brought back then I feel the trip was worth the cost and time invested.

Share the night. Share the light. Have a good night.

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