Fear: to be afraid of (something or someone)
I have wanted to try photographing the night sky for quite some time, but the one thing that has held me back is fear.
Night photography requires total darkness which often means driving to someplace away from city lights. As a woman, I have been reluctant to get up in the middle of the night and drive to some secluded dark place by myself. This week was the Perseid meteor shower and I really wanted to try my hand at photographing it. But the moon didn’t set until 1:00 a.m. My husband was nice enough to go with me this time, so we drove out on a back road away from the city lights so I could make my first attempt. I saw a lot of meteors but didn’t have much luck photographing one. The second photo here has one meteor going through it but there is a LOT of noise in the photo.
While we were out on this dark secluded road, a number of cars drove by. I was really glad my husband was with me and I wasn’t out there all by myself. I’d really like to do more night photography, but fear may stop me from going out there.
I’d love to hear thoughts from other women on this subject.