The story behind the adventure is that we see the big equipment working on the fields to the East and South of us frequently – two harvests a year, plus planting. It is usually done at night, and what we see are lights floating around in the pitch blackness. It looks a bit like aliens, and we always make a joke of it.
So, this past Saturday night Andy saw them and asked if we could try to get photos. It was dark, and I had a moment of “I can’t take photos in the dark” but then thought it was worth going out and seeing what would happen – after all, I have a tripod, know how to set my camera wide wide wide open, and the lights on the machinery are pretty bright.
Little did I know that as the four machines went round and round we would be able to see the blue barn from time to time.
My settings for these photos were f1.8 ss 3.2 ISO 1250 with my canon 60D and my canon 50mm lens. Not perfect my any stretch of the imagination, but so much different from what I thought.
Best part of all of it was that we had a great time as a family for those 20 minutes of time after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night.