chocolate moonlight / 1 January, 2005 [click for previous image: Don't Think. Shoot.]
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Title • chocolate moonlight

For quite some time now I've had a particular shot in mind, involving my favourite structure, the Pole star, and some really long star trails ... and, obviously, this isn't it ;-)

I went out last night (this may well be the last shot I put up from 2004) and it started out being a reasonably clear night. But within about ten minutes of me setting up my camera a very fine mist started coming in from the sea and radically changed the quality of the light. On a crystal clear night I can almost eradicate the town lights from my shots, but when there's any moisture in the air it's an entirely different story – the tungsten glow seeps through the air, and on very long exposures it fogs the image (I took a 16 minute exposure last night, and while it wasn't over-exposed, it wasn't worth putting up as it looked as though it was taken inside an orange cloud).

Oh, and Happy New Year :-)

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9.04pm on 31/12/04
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
17mm (27mm equiv.)
4m 1s
C1 Pro
perspective corrected
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