When Night Was Day

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    I have never seen anything like it before.

    On a cool Costa Rican night, an hour or so after a total eclipse of the moon, we set out on a dirt road in a taxi van which was easily the worst car in the world. The driver, struggling to reach the car pedals, maneuvered the van from side to side, swerving huge potholes which could easily swallow up the ragged vehicle. If his daughter hadn't been in the car with him, I was sure that this was a bad scene in a really bad horror flick.

    We finally reached an observation post and watched as the great Volcán Arenal violently spit out glowing burning red rocks of lava. With some quick camera work and a tripod, I captured photo after photo including this 117 second production. No, it wasn't daytime, but the moon, the volcano, and the camera made it feel that way.

    ohad.me / @ohadby

    Dolinski, ARTINOAH [...], miscelena, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Dolinski 75 months ago | reply

      Well done! awesome shot and equally amazing story.

    2. BCBOB 74 months ago | reply

      Fascinating picture - good thinking to try such an exposure - what an amazing effect.
      Congratulations.

    3. thepromethean 73 months ago | reply

      This is awesome. Saw Arenal a couple years ago, but with much of it hidden in clouds. Great shot.

    4. wenzday01 72 months ago | reply

      this is great! i love the long exposure effect to make it look like day!

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      Found in a search. (?)

    5. randy villa [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Travelers´ Nature, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. rohitmordani 64 months ago | reply

      Wow - what lens do you use? How come the image is sharp ? I have a rebel xti and at times my 4-5 second shot is also blurry due to lens movement

    7. Velo Steve 50 months ago | reply

      I'm jealous. I had one night there, and got the usual view - clouds :). Nice exposure.

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