Friday, December 12, 2008

Night Butchering

This was the sun setting behind the hills as we drove around looking for the farm where they'd be slaughtering and butchering the cows. My heart sank-- no good light to work with! By the time we arrived there was just a hint of moonlight and blue left in the sky. The rest of the light comes from the cliplight they moved around. I want to give a shout out to the D3. I'm not a huge gear nerd-- about the only thing I own of value that I keep in great shape is my camera and associated lenses. And in this situation, where there is barely any light and older cameras would crap out at 800, I was so happy. Also, happy to be working on a story that I love and care about. If you're going to eat it, you should know where it comes from. And the supermarket meat aisle is not the answer.

And if you liked this installment, just wait until tomorrow. Sunrise butchering. With a 5 am breakfast at Deb's Truckstop. Jenn Whitney, that one will be for you.


andrei said...

Lovely images! Maybe it was better that you missed the sun after all. Really nice!

Jenn said...

gorgeous lighting! can't wait to see the diner ;-) miss you.