A quite old photo from spring 2012 was taken on a Kavarskas hydro power plant, near Anykščiai. In this photo I tried to depict a lone tree in front of some strange cloud/foam-like wall. What it actually is – a view looking downwards to gurgling water sliding from hydro power plant and on top of this water and in the middle of concrete wall somehow little tree growing its branches.
I’ve been looking for a night photography for a long time, but since I sold my kit lens 18-55, I wasn’t able to take wide photos or even focus at dark with nifty fifty as its narrow viewing angle and a lack of focus distance screen completely prevented taking night photographs. Another hard thing is weather – its really rare for a clear sky at night in this winter. Either its cloudy or its not a weekend, because I don’t want to interrupt my work day sleeping hours. This time temperatures went down and skies cleared out, so we decided to go to nearby hills and try our chances. Everything was good, and the forest air wasn’t cold at all. The only one drawback was moon. It was so bright that its light covered smaller stars. I wasn’t able to get even a tiny glimpse of Milky way in long exposure photos, just this kind of city view. Also we realized that even if we are high enough on the hills the city was too close – it also emitted large amounts of light. So our next task is to wait for clear moonless sky and maybe go further away from city.
A jaggy peak of this lone tree is probably a result of a fierce storm roaring through Kernavė mounds.