Black stars rise

A moody long exposure night photograph overlooking the marshland toward Atlantic City.
Black stars rise — 14mm | f/2.8 | ISO 100 | EXP 30 sec

Yesterday photography happened by dawn, dusk, and night. By the time the evening rolled around my friends and I were hoping to head into the Pinelands for some astrophotography at Bodine Field. By the time it came time to head out a quick look skyward to us all we needed to know—we were clouded out.

Plan B.

And nothing sounds more official than a Plan B.

We quickly readjusted focus and turned our destination toward Great Bay Boulevard. We had designs on incorporating Atlantic City and the brooding clouds into our shots. I only made a few exposures and when I cam home to process I decided pretty early on that I wanted go black and white. A nice moody monochrome, dark and evocative. I’m happy with the result.

As for the title, Black stars rise, this is an homage to my new favorite obsession, HBO’s True Detective. Fantastic stuff that has my mind running.

It’s time, isn’t it? The black star. Black stars rise. I know what happens next. I saw you in my dream. You’re in Carcosa now, with me. He sees you. You’ll do this again. Time is a flat circle.





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