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Vista House at Night

The Vista House at Crown Point on Oregon Highway 30 in the Columbia River Gorge.


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To the visible eye, this was shot in almost total darkness. There was a wee bit of remaining ambient light left over from the evenings sunset, at least enough to illuminate the structure with a long exposure.

The biggest problem was trying to focus in the darkness. I lucked out though as one of the cars parked up there drove off, so the lens was able to grab focus off it's lights. Even then I wasn't sure if I had nailed the shot until I got it into the computer to view at full rez.

It was a lucky happenstance too that a car came around the Point during the exposure and provided some additional illumination as well as the cool light streaks.


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Taken on June 21, 2011