Must be a trend… two posts in a row featuring my favorite constellation, Orion!
~ by Derrick Birdsall on January 30, 2013.
Posted in buildings, history, light, photography, stars, Texas, The West Tags: Canon, Frontier Fort, light painting, night sky, Orion, Phantom Hill, photography, stars, Texas, west Texas
I like Orion, too, but I think that’s mostly because, other than the Big Dipper, it’s the only one I can find…..
Melinda Green Harvey said this on January 30, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Reply
nothing wrong with that!! thanks!!
Derrick Birdsall said this on January 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Reply
Good looking frame, Derrick. Nicely done!
The Palladian Traveler said this on January 31, 2013 at 1:55 am | Reply
Derrick Birdsall said this on February 2, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Reply
Reblogged this on Shutter to Imagine and commented:
The scene is quiet, but there’s an awful lot going on in this picture. Ruins at dusk always excite interest, but the twilight and the stars have been so beautifully captured that the subject matter is taken to a whole new level. Props to Mr. Birdsall over at My Sight Picture for such an electric snap!
mullberrywhine said this on January 31, 2013 at 7:37 am | Reply
thanks so much!! But Mr. Birdsall is my dad. I’m Derrick
Derrick Birdsall said this on February 2, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Reply
Lots to like in this piece, too! Sweet!
spilledinkguy said this on January 31, 2013 at 10:08 am | Reply
thanks Inky – I am always so glad to see you stop by!
Derrick Birdsall said this on February 2, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Reply
Great, great shot here Derrick! Love the juxtaposition of those stone structures against the beauty of the night sky here, my friend!
Toad Hollow Photography said this on January 31, 2013 at 11:16 am | Reply
Many thanks Toads!!
[...] Fort Phantom – a lovely night shot featuring the Orion constellation as well as some manmade stone structures. Derrick Birdsall captures and shares a top drawer shot in this genre, using both the stars as well as a natural leading line with the structures to guide the viewer gently through the frame. [...]
Roundup of Amazing Recent Photography Links and Photos said this on February 2, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Reply
looks like quite a spooky looking place
under the skies of arkansas said this on February 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Reply
Once you’re out there it’s not that spooky at all.
Derrick Birdsall said this on February 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Reply
Those magnificent chimneys appear to be paying homage to that fabulous night sky!
Patti Kuche said this on February 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Reply
They really do – they strike me as being very defiant!
Derrick Birdsall said this on February 13, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Reply
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