I’ve been wanting to photograph San Luis Obispo after dark. This evening I took a walk with my camera and a tripod and found a vantage point from which to shoot. The stars were bright and dramatic. I programmed several different long exposure settings. Here are some of the pictures.
This one was with a very long exposure. A light was moving slowly on the peak across the valley, which is visible in the center of the photo.
From where I was standing I could sense the ridge behind me as I was photographing the city. It was looming in the shadows, barely perceptible. But I knew it was there. So I opened the aperture all the way on my camera, set the shutter speed around 60 seconds, and shot the darkness. The picture surprised me. The ridge is very visible.
When I looked south toward the outskirts of town a tree was in my field of vision. This area was also pretty dark. I decided to try another long exposure shot.
Now I need to get back to work.