After some time thinking about HDR, and doing HDR, I wanted to do star trails again, but finding the right night seemed impossible. Even on a beautiful night in Moab, during spring break, 15 miles away from town, in a secluded inn inside the Colorado river canyon, even then things did not line up. So for two nights in a row, checking that there will be no rain whatsoever, I have left the camera in the yard, pointing to the North Star with the intervalometer set on the camera. This example comes from 1 shot per minute at 200 ISO, 4″@f2.8 and focusing at infinite. From 10pm to 5am, that makes around 360 shots that I merged with starstax (for Macosx) and change the hue -180 degrees because no one likes highway orange flood lights.
I keep reading that I have to have fun at work, that this is the only way my creative juices will flow and I will ultimately be happy at work and beyond. So the chore starts now: how to make work fun? Chase the project you think it will fulfill you (by having fun and joy)? Rewrite your title? Create your own project? Look for another position, in my current or another employer?
I am thinking out loud here. It helps put things in perspective.