St. Barts by Moonlight
The start of a new series of photos features the lovely St Barts church on Market Street. I’ve recently partnered with Masters student Zandile Dlongolo – she’s undertaking an examination of the status of Grahamstown’s 70 Heritage Resources – to take a photo record of them all.
We’ve had a beautiful full moon and clear skies this past couple of nights so I’ve been out in Sunnyside with my camera and tripod getting some moody shots. St Barts is on the list of Heritage Resources and it was looking particularly striking so I spent some time composing this shot. You have to be really careful taking night shots as drivers (especially bakkie drivers) are either going to ignore you completely (in spite of having a flashlight) or whiz past very close. This is a 15 second exposure and captures the vehicle lights as streaks of light in the foreground. The moonlight catching the high clouds and the sprinkling of stars also adds some nice atmosphere to the shot.