The Cabin at Dark

We made it home tonight after a long drive and a wonderful week of Christmas fun. We are about halfway unpacked but Tim and I ran out of steam so we decided to leave the rest for tomorrow. What I couldn’t leave until tomorrow was photos. There were a few photos in particular that I was really eager to see how they turned out.

Two nights before we left the cabin my Mom came in from her walk and said, “Meg it is gorgeous out tonight and it has warmed up. Can you take some pictures of the cabin?”

I have never taken night photos before. I own two lenses, the kit lens that my Rebel T4i came with an a 50mm that I bought later on. I didn’t know which lens would work better. I didn’t know what settings to put the camera at. What I did know was that my brother-in-law and sister-in-law bought me a tripod for Christmas and if I wanted any chance of getting anything other than a blur of Christmas lights, I would need the tripod.

For the record, “It has warmed up” meant that it was a balmy 10 degrees.

These were the best shots I got. Not horrible but now I am super intrigued by night-time photography and I want to learn more. The camera picks up some many more colors than the human eye can see at night.

The two previous photos are too grainy and the photo below is a bit blurry.

This one is my favorite because the camera captured more than I saw. The photo is grainy but I don’t care. I am pretty proud of this one from my first time trying night time photography.

Now it is bedtime. Tomorrow is going to be a long day of unpacking and tearing down Christmas decoration… if only it could be Christmas all the time. I love how festive the house feels around the Holidays.

More photos will be posted in the near(ish) future.

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