T.A. Moulton Barn

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

The T.A. Moulton barn, with the Teton Range in the background, is one of the most recognizable and photographed spots in the National Park system. On what is called Mormon Row, this is one of two barns remaining.

To capture this image, a group of us went at night to light paint the barn. In near darkness we set up tripods and prepared for long exposure photography. One of our group was off to the right with a very powerful directional flashlight. After focusing and a countdown, our shutters were opened and he “painted” the barn and some foreground with the light.

This 25 second exposure allowed me to capture the distant mountains with limited natural light and the flashlight highlighted the barn as a brighter subject. The stars are an added bonus.

Light painting can be done on small items like toys or coins or large subjects such as this barn or bigger. Check out some pointers online and then give it a try. Light painting can be a fun and creative addition to your photography journey.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is www.ChristopherRobinArts.com. All works are copyright protected.


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