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By CraigBill    
On this trip to Lake Tahoe, I wanted and planned to do another experimental exposure. Although I am always looking for new and creative ways to approach photography, this time I was inspired by another photographer and friend, Abe Blair ( I had seen how he set up long exposures while flying a drone overhead to essentially ¬“light painted¬” the subject. And with Lake Tahoe¬’s crystal clear blue water and unique landscape around it, I had to try myself!

By the time I hiked down to an ideal area late at night, I began to set up all the equipment. The moon was out and low which I hoped would add to the composition. Even in the moonlight, the clear water welcomed the glow below. Along with the classic Tahoe rocks framing up the scene, I began capturing as many exposures as I could before the drone and light ran out of battery above.

I could tell with quick exposure reviews that I had something special inside my camera. It might have been a little cold, but It was filled with frustration and fun - But I was confident that I had images that absolutely showcased that magical Tahoe blue water dancing in the light of the drone and the light of the moon.

Tags: Water Moon Night Lake Stars Tahoe Landscape and travel Moonscape astrophoto

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pablophotographer 9 1.6k 376
20 Jun 2019 6:24AM
Impressive image, well done. follow
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sawsengee Plus
13 6 32 Malaysia
20 Jun 2019 7:01AM
wonderful experimentation & superior the light, glow & luminosity Smile
20 Jun 2019 7:04AM
Excellent processing.

felixdcat 6 5 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2019 7:30AM
Brilliant well done 👍
bluesandtwos 10 428 1 England
20 Jun 2019 7:48AM
Very clever and beautifully done!

RLF Plus
10 18 4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2019 8:37AM
Wow. Aerial drone lighting! Whatever nextTongue
Fantastic result in this amazing low level river panoramaWink
Techno Plus
11 5.2k 8 England
20 Jun 2019 8:38AM
Interesting experiment.....
Tooma Plus
4 2.1k 3 Scotland
20 Jun 2019 3:31PM
Great idea and gorgeous result for your efforts, Craig. Beautiful. Smile
Fefe Plus
8 50 32 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2019 5:14PM
Yogendra 16 22 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2019 6:47PM
Stunning Shot, Superb..
20 Jun 2019 7:05PM
Thank you everyone, I am glad you like it!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2142 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2019 9:28PM
What a wonderful effect you have achieved. I don't think I've seen anything done this way before.
21 Jun 2019 3:40PM
Excellent shot
TornadoTys 5 110 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2019 9:30AM
A wonderful statement of what can be done with long exposure.
24 Jun 2019 1:41PM
Very inspiring image with lots going on ! Technical, new stuff, composition, exposure, light and so on... all well done !!!
Thanks for sharing !
pablophotographer 9 1.6k 376
9 Nov 2019 12:24AM
Well, it's a wonderful cold night. Best time to give you your award I had promised earlier this year.

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