Monday, March 8, 2010

Night and Agave Stalks

This photo is of agave stalks shooting high into the sky at night.

I used a flashlight to help create enough light for me to take the photo during a long exposure. Otherwise, the tall stalks were completely in the dark.

I was able to use the flashlight to also pick up the red color of the stalk in the photo. I like night shots.

It is generally only in the Spring that you will sometimes see agave cactus shoot stalks that turn into flowers. The agave cactus dies after the stalk gives off many new agave pups.

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12 comments:

Jim Klenke said...

wow beautiful shot

Sharon said...

This is a lovely shot!

Halcyon said...

From the thumbnail view, I thought these were tall palm trees!

Nice angle.

Lois said...

What a beautiful shot Julie! Amazing that you used a flashlight.

brattcat said...

you've achieved such a striking effect here.

MrsSchlereth said...

So pretty! I love how the color of the plants "pops" from the black sky. Beautiful!

Jarart said...

It makes a very dramatic picture!

B SQUARED said...

Very nice effect. I agree with you about night shots.

notaphotographerbutiplayoneontv said...

Julie, that is a gorgeous photo. I love night photos, and that is a super one.

Thérèse said...

Well done Julie!

glenda said...

reat shot Julie. Patience pays of.

Carolyn said...

Appreciate the tip about the flashlight. Otherwise a flash photo risks being too flat looking. Thanks for the lesson.

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