147. Hawkes Bay from Awatoto, by moonlight

Hawkes Bay from Awatoto, by moonlight. 11.16 pm, 22 September 2010

Good sense travels on well worn paths; genius never. –  Cesar Lombroso

The skies were clear but the wind was howling as I set up on the cycleway, across the way from the fertiliser works near Napier. Any shot that I failed to shelter from the windgusts was useless, so I hovered as close to the tripod as I could. An elevated viewpoint, even if  available, was out of the question on this evening. The sense of night is amplified with the choice of tungsten light balance. The cloud formations were truly fleeting.

85mm, ISO 500. 30 seconds at f8