152. Moonlit mountain

September 3, 2011 8:23 pm

152. Moonlit mountain

Moonlit mountain, Taranaki. 11.57 pm, 17 July 2011

Everybody has talent at 25. The difficult thing is to have it at 50. –  Edward Degas.

With midnight as my deadline, this roadside shot was one of my last for this cool but lovely evening. Pheney Rd is a quiet country location but it is not far from the city and camerawork is not so relaxing late at night when you are in a public space.

A relatively short exposure and wide angle means good star points; getting the opposite effect – good star trails – in combination with flash is tricky on moonlit nights, for light balancing reasons. This photo is soon to be published in a national magazine.

28mm, ISO 2000. 30 seconds at f10. Flash

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Categories: Night photography

Barney Brewster – NZ Landscape Photographer

Based in Nelson, Barney loves to capture the New Zealand landscape, mostly through long exposures at dusk or after dark.