Late night inside an enormous abandoned wooden WWII airfield hangar, formerly housing B-24 Liberator bombers, two of which crashed within an hour of each other, among other accidents, leading some to believe the airfield to be cursed. I lit the hangar from several different angles with handheld ProtoMachines light painting devices during the exposure. This was photographed during a 10-day 2559-mile night photography road trip with Mike Cooper and Tim Little.
We checked out this area during the day, taking various photos and using various apps such as PhotoPills and our general knowledge of the movement of celestial bodies to figure out where the moon would rise, and what the shadows would look like. It was immediately obvious that the shadows would play a huge part in these interior shots.
I chose a fisheye for this one because I knew it would look different from most people's interior shots of a hangar, and wanted a surreal sort of quality. I illuminated the interior with a red ProtoMachines LED2 light painting device, skimming the light to maximize depth and shadow, and hitting the walls and the ceiling from various angles. Besides that, it was just letting the moonlight from outside soak in to the camera, letting it register those wonderful shadows before they changed too much.
My camera was set up on a Feisol CT-3372 tripod with a Really Right Stuff BH-55 ballhead, beefy stuff that I prefer for added stability. The desert can get extreme gusts of wind, and I like to try and stack the odds in my favor that my camera and lens are not going to blow over. That said, this was a calm night.
Nikon D610/Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 lens. 2 minutes f/8 ISO 800. July 2019.