Rio Grande by Night

The Rio Grande by night with the stars reflected in the river.

On a clear morning, I was up and gone early from camp (much as always) and decided to work on some night images.  Night photography is something that digital has really opened up in a way film never could do.  I used to do night photography with film but it was hit and miss with long exposures.  Digital changed everything with night.  Crank up the ISO and even short 30 second exposures were now possible.

Sure a lot of the time it is still hit and miss, but sometimes you get some neat images.

Here I am overlooking the Rio Grande toward the lights of the Mexican village of Santa Elena with the Milky Way rising in the eastern sky right before dawn.


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