#VisitNH Eye Candy: Spooky Skies with A. Garrett Evans

A look at who, where, and what went into this Instagram-worthy shot.

Taken By 

A. Garrett Evans, 46, Auto CAD technician


In September of 2015 around 9 p.m.


Muster Field Farm Museum in Sutton, NH

What it Took

“I’m lucky that Muster Field Farm Museum is under 10 minutes from my house, but the shot took a bit of planning because the sky needed to be perfectly pitch black and clear. One night when the conditions were just right, I set up my camera on a tripod and used a headlamp to ‘light paint’ the stone wall and pumpkins.” 

Why this Shot

“I was looking for some seasonally-inspired night photos, something that I had not seen a lot of for Halloween or fall. I knew I would be able to get some shots at this scenic location with interesting foregrounds, midgrounds, and dark skies. I love that the Milky Way is recognizable but out of focus, an effect created using the fast Sigma 35 mm 1.4 lens.”

 Why Shoot in NH 

“I feel lucky enough to even live in New Hampshire, let alone photograph it. There is beauty around every corner and each corner offers something different. From the seacoast, lakes, mountains, wooded and open lands, the state has seemingly endless grounds to explore.”

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