August 23, 2011 11:21 am
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop
Last full moon I spent many happy hours over several evenings tackling the budding magnolia next door. This one worked better at f5.6 than at f16, to my surprise, but with f16 needing nearly 5 minutes the risk of a breeze was high. So instead of deeper focus and star blazes I have made do with two blurred stars – the brightest in the Southern Cross.
Telephoto focus at close quarters on manual is painstaking, and I could only get this vantage point with the camera clamped to the top of a stepladder.
85mm, ISO 2000. 30 seconds at f5.6
Posted by Barney Brewster
Categories: Night photography