When I initially looked at this shot I realised that this one was even more under-exposed than yesterday's – probably by almost two stops; i.e. at this aperture this should have been a 32 minute exposure! But that's the beauty of working with RAW files, they're extremely forgiving.
As for this shot: it's taken about 15' further along the beach than yesterday's and I decided to go for a slightly different colour balance with this one. One of the wonderful things about night shots is that there really isn't a 'right' colour balance; i.e. there's nothing we saw at the time that we can compare the final image to, and I think that's one of the things that makes them magical – that the camera can capture something we couldn't possibly see with our own eyes.
Oh, and I think I prefer this one to yesterday's.
7.58pm on 28/12/04|
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
17mm (27mm equiv.)