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Silhouette shot on Peet’s Hill above Bozeman on an overcast evening.
We were hanging out waiting to see if the Northern Lights would show or not and to keep myself occupied I started taking shots of Bozeman with my friends silhouetted against the city light.
Because it was so dark the autofocus had a hard time deciding on where it should be set and so I flipped it over to manual. I started playing around with the focus ring as I was shooting and experimented with adjusting the focus throughout the long exposure necessary to pull out the silhouette. Continuous adjustment throughout the exposure left the image kind of blurry but by pausing at various points I was able to get the effect seen here with the city lights in the background in a range of sizes.
A larger version of this image along with additional photos from the evening can be found on my flickr page.
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