Week 8 for my Project 52 is Nature. We just moved up to Camarillo, CA a couple months ago and I love just going out and exploring our new town. I love seeing all the crops growing in the fields and I take the back roads almost everywhere, because there’s just more to see if you stay off the 101. On one of those nights when we were exploring I was trying to find the perfect place to take my nature shot and I just couldn’t find a location and angle that really did the area justice.This shot came about randomly. We were out for dinner one night and I just kind of happened upon it. I love twilight, I love how the sky turns all different colors of blues, and oranges, and yellows. It is my favorite time of the day and my second favorite time to take pictures (the first being golden hour).
This time of year if you look in the sky right after the sun sinks below the horizon you can see Venus. If you were wondering what that really bright star is in the sky, it’s actually a planet. It is often called the evening star because it is the first star that you can see in the sky. I often try to get photos of the stars because it just fascinates me and I love that I can see a planet in the sky.
So on our way to dinner, I saw some trees, pulled out my camera, and captured this shot. Because it was still pretty light out and the moon was almost full, you can faintly see Venus. I just love the bluey purple that the sunset turned that night and the trees I think add some real depth to the photo.
Next weeks theme is Long Exposure. We are going camping this weekend and I am planning on taking some night shots, so hopefully there are some clear nights!
This part of an ongoing project, where I will be posting one a week. You can see all my posts for my 2015 Project 52 here.