Friday, August 26, 2011

Portrait of a Nocturne
At this year’s Night Photography Festival at Mono Lake, Instructor Scott Martin "felt compelled to make portraits of the photographers themselves instead of the ghost town [Bodie]."

On his Blog, he explains: "These are 1-2 minute exposures by moonlight where I’m adding light on the subject with a flashlight (not a flash!). Since I prefer side-lighting from two sides with a handheld flashlight, it was challenging for the subject to keep still during the light painting and throughout the rest of the exposure."

We know it was challenging - on both sides, the lens - but worth it! Click on the Blog link above to view some more of the "usual suspects." Enjoy . . .

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne

Friday, August 12, 2011

"Mare Island Nocturnes"
NightWork by Alumni of The Nocturnes NPy Workshops and frequent visitors to Mare Island at night.
RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS: Sunday, August 14 from 2 to 4 pm at the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation Museum; 1100 Railroad Avenue, Mare Island

Mare Island Nocturnes” features fine art photography, done at night, utilizing long time exposures, by photographers from all over the SF Bay Area, many on return nocturnal “tours of duty.”  Chris Rasmussen, a member of the Save Our Sail Advisory Group, and one of the Jurors of the exhibit, has described the exhibit as “A marvelous array of images demonstrating the stark beauty of Mare Island, its industrious past now locked up in a great stillness.” We hope the public will come see these images of a seldom-seen side of the former Mare Island Shipyard, and help celebrate The Nocturnes Twentieth Anniversary – and five years on Mare Island! A portion of proceeds from print sales benefits the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation and its preservation, education, and outreach programs.

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne