I’ve been meaning to do some night photography with the tent for basically the last three months, but we often are in the tent before it’s dark and bicycling 120+ km every day doesn’t really lend itself to late-night photography. In other words, I sleep early and sleep hard. But we were in a beautiful spruce forest with a clearing above the tent and with a cloudless sky I decided I had to get outside and shoot a bit.
You really have to imagine the nearly unbearable physical sensation of performing highly controlled manipulations with my hands adjusting the focus, shutter speed and ISO of the camera while the rest of my body was being mercilessly attacked by countless mosquitoes. I dug my elbows in the sandy dirt, pulling grass out of the way of the lens and pressing my face against the ground in order to look at the screen. I nearly lost my mind. As I scrambled back into the tent, covered in sweat and mosquito bites, my only thought was, “That better have been worth it.”
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