I can see in the dark

I thought I’d do something a little different this time and post a couple of images I took under moonlight with my Nikon D800 and D700 digital SLR cameras. Both images were made using a Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens and were stabilised on a Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 Carbon Fibre tripod with 496RC2 ball head.

Moonlight in Sarteano

Camera specs: Nikon D800 fitted with Nikkor AF-S 24-120 f/4G ED VR lens at 24mm, ƒ8 @ 30 seconds, ISO 1600.

This first image was made under full moonlight on the outskirts of Sarteano, Italy in October 2012. Looking back through the stand of trees towards the roadway you can see the trail of light left by a passing car. There were five of us that headed to the trees just after midnight and had a ball photographing them from all different angles.

Moonlight at Kapunda

Camera specs: Nikon D700 fitted with Nikkor AF-S 24-120 f/4G ED VR lens at 46mm, ƒ16 @ 30 seconds, ISO 6400.

This image was made on the outskirts of Kapunda also in October 2012. It’s one of a series of images I made that night showing Thiele Highway disappearing into the distance. The stars moved just enough to leave a tiny star trail behind them. You can also see the remains of an aircraft ‘contrail’ stretching across the sky.

Just a couple of fun shots highlighting how good cameras have become!

About Ken

Photography is about vision; I love making photographs that tell a location’s story – the place, the people and the culture. I'm a photographer with a relaxed approach. I'm an experienced traveller and love teaching others about photography. Images can be made anywhere - right in your back yard or in exotic overseas locations. I can teach you not only to look at your surroundings, but also to really "see" what's there. Photography is more than just pressing a button. It's also about vision. Let me show you how to explore your world.
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