Islands in Autumn
Photo and caption by Jeff Berkes
I used a technique called 'light painting' to illuminate the fall colors and fog in this photograph. This is where I use a high-powered flashlight to light up objects up to 1,000 feet away. I spent the first 30 minutes checking out different angles before settling on this spot. Around 2 a.m., I anchored my tripod along the water’s edge facing out over the lake, while the constellation Orion was rising higher off my right shoulder in the southeastern sky. I fixed the exposure time for the flashlight and then started popping off shots until I eventually captured one of these majestic meteors.
Location: French Creek State Park, PA