These were shot in near-total darkness on a cloudy, moonless night--too dark to walk. A bit of light was available thanks to a reflection off low clouds from a populated area about 2 miles away. The reddish cast is actually about right. . .some of the parking lots in our area still use sodium lighting.
These are fireflies. I dont know what they were saying--I dont read firefly code--but these were taken around the time that Piki
died (suffice it to say that Piki was a force of nature, with otherworldly intelligence, and he probaby did know firefly code).
Most of these were shot at ISO 6400. The deer in frame 7 appears to have held still, watchng me, for at least 30 seconds. The exposure was over 40 seconds.
© Dave Yandell Photography