Starry Old Farmhouse by Barry Burgess

Photo of the Week for March 29, 2019

Starry Old Farmhouse by Barry BurgessTwo key elements for a compelling nightscape shot are an eye-catching foreground subject, and an interesting location. This evocative photo of an abandoned farmhouse in Westmorland County, New Brunswick, has both in spades. Night-sky aficionados will also appreciate the Perseus Double Cluster left of the tree, and the Andromeda Galaxy to the left of the house’s chimney.

Barry Burgess captured the scene with a 30-second exposure at ISO 1600, using a Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera and Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon lens working at f/2.4.

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3 comments on “Starry Old Farmhouse by Barry Burgess
  1. William L. (Bill) Day says:

    This is a wonderful photo at a dazzling location.

    I am challenged now to try the same thing in one of the many deserted sections of the Similkameen Valley in BC – more beautiful old untenanted farm houses and gorgeous skies. I am curious about the lighted upper room. It adds lovely tension to the photo. Did Barry place an electric lamp up there for contrast? Very imaginative.

    • Gary says:

      Hi Bill:

      Here’s what Barry said: ” I used a flashlight to Illuminate the house and a gas lantern to Illuminate the interior.”


  2. Robert Grand says:

    A beautiful photo. I especially like the abandoned farmhouse and tree in the centre of the picture. Nostalgia relived. What a magnificent display of the nighttime sky.

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