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Midnight Service - Limited Edition

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  • $ 285

A favorite subject for my photos, this mostly-abandoned Eastern Montana church commands the foreground during two nights' worth of exposures. 

I drove an iron bar into the ground, bolted a ball head to it, and, after using a laser pointer to align my camera's angle with the steeple of this church and Polaris, took 2114 40-second images on back-to-back clear, winter nights. Chemical hand warmers prevented frost from forming on my lens, and my set-up was secure enough to allow changing my extended-life battery before beginning the second night without altering my focus point. 

By starting the second night's exposures exactly halfway through the first image's exposure the night before, I was able to virtually eliminate any gaps in the trails, created during the 1/10th of a second my camera pauses between exposures. 

This is a limited-edition print offered in two sizes, signed and numbered by the artist.