Photo of the Week for October 5, 2019
With a little light painting and an inventive lighting setup, Anthony Tony’s creative shot of the night sky framed by a “Crooked Bush” topped this week’s photo collection.
Noting the composition, judges this week said the photo “is a little on the vivid side, but still it’s nice.”
Taken May 4, 2019 near Hafford, Saskatchewan, Tony took a 30-second exposure using a Canon 5D Mark II and a 16-35mm lens with an f/2.8, zoom of 16mm, ISO 1600.
“Crooked bushes is one of my favourite places is Saskatchewan for photographing, and I had many attempts with Milky Way and aurora in the background,” Tony said. “Unfortunately, most of the time it will be cloudy or windy.”
He said his goal this particular shoot was to create a time lapse video of the stars’ movement in the background. He said this particular shot is one from this session, and using light painting and red lights, he gave the image a “mysterious and fantasy look.”
Editor’s note: After a brief hiatus, the Photos of the Week are back on schedule. Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing all the winners of the past few months along with the regularly-scheduled winners.
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