Photo: “Circle of Life” by Lijah Hanley was shot at around 1 a.m. near The Dalles. It’s a 70-minute exposure of an old school house that was built in 1904. “I lined up the steeple with the North Star and the stars rotated around it,” Hanley said.
16-year-old Vancouver resident Lijah Hanley came in second place recently in the National Geographic Student Expedition Contest. Among the photos he submitted was a 70-minute exposure of an old schoolhouse near The Dalles, with the stars tracing circular paths on the long exposure.
Photo: “Midnight Light” by Lijah Hanley came in second place in the National Geographic Student Expedition Contest. It’s a dual exposure self-portrait. He shot one 10-minute exposure of the beach and a second 30-second exposure of himself for the image. “It was almost completely dark out there, and yet the camera picked up so much light,” he said.