Attic Lights

How many times have you gone into your attic only to knock your head on a two by four, trip on joist, or perhaps put your foot through the ceiling?  I've done the first two, but thankfully never the third.  As a homeowner I find that I have to climb into the attic more than I care to, so it was time to install lights to guide my way. 

It is now much nicer to work in the attic because I can finally see what I am doing and where I am going. No more headlamps or flashlights creating weird shadows, no more lumps on the head, and no more missed steps that can lead to a foot through the ceiling. 

When I was finished wiring the attic lights I turned them on and immediately thought it would make for a great photograph. To capture this image I placed my camera on a tripod and took three photos exposing for the distance, middle, and close areas of the attic. I then compiled them in Lightroom using the HDR merge tool. 

The camera setup I used is a Nikon D7200 with a Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. Each exposure was shot at 17mm with an f/16 aperture, and ISO 100 for 2, 3, and 4 seconds each.

Now when I have to do electrical work, pull wires for our home theater, or when the inevitable plumbing job crepes up I don't have to stumbling in the dark. As much as I enjoy working on our home, and as therapeutic as it may be, the last thing I want to do is put my foot through the ceiling or smash my head again. There are no guarantees, but these lights will certainly help my cause.