Homestead Teton Valley and Milky-Way
The Teton valley is a magical place. Seems like everywhere you look the scenery is spectacular. It is so photogenic that you do not even need sunlight. This is a picture of a homestead that is among the famous Mormon row of barns which lies along the Teton front. One technique of subject lighting used for this shot is call light painting. It is basically painting light, in this case on the homestead, evenly across the main subject. A good friend Dylan MacMaster was responsible for the light painting this shot. It was a 30 second exposure which gave Dylan plenty of time to paint the scene.
I tried to set the shot up so that the trees frame the milky-way, Easier said than done. Remember it is the middle of the night and pitch black. After a few test shots that is the one I finally settled on. I really enjoy night photography, you have more control over creating something unique.