High Dive — by Joe Reifer
Andy Frazer and I each invited a few friends to this Alameda night shoot, and a total of eight photographers were there at one point.
I wasn’t going to post this image of an abandoned runway tower, as I made what I thought were two much stronger images that night. But many of the folks in the group shot this tower, and I thought it would be interesting to see the variety of images.
The light pollution on the tower was extremely hot. Exposures for digital or slide film were short – 4 minutes at f/11 ISO 100. I am pleased with how the boat masts lined up behind the tower in the background. I thought about cropping slightly from the top due to the star trail that’s breaking the frame, but decided to leave it. The boat at the left side of the frame is the same one that’s in this shot I posted a few days back.