The Pleiades rises beyond the old farm gate on a moonlit prairie night.
It’s been a wonderful few nights for nightscape photography, with a bright gibbous Moon lighting the golden prairie landscape. Skies have been clear and the nights warm, ideal for 3-hour shoots of old farmsteads and prairie scenes.
I’ve spent the last few nights at the abandoned farm near home, shooting time-lapses. This is from Monday night, and is one frame from a 360-frame dolly-motion time-lapse.
The Pleiades star cluster rises in the east over the old barn and farm gate. A car travels through the coulee, leaving a streak of headlights.
I hope the weather continues, so I can harvest some more images, making time-lapse “hay” while the Moon shines!
– Alan, September 17, 2013 / © 2013 Alan Dyer