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Owens River by Moonlight by narmansk8 Owens River by Moonlight by narmansk8
The Owens River and the Eastern Sierras by Moonlight. There is nothing like fumbling around with your gear at night trying to get your composition right, freezing your butt off, and cursing under your breathe because your remote wont work. All in a nights work. Hahaha!

For me this is one of my better done nightscape photos using only moonlight. Shooting the nightscape or landscape by moonlight is extremely difficult and takes alot of trial and error. Nailing your exposure can be extremely difficult as the amount of light the moon emits changes every night which also changes the length of your exposure and how far the stars will "streak" in the image. But, for me at least, color has always been the biggest problem with these types of shots. Often they can look extremely similar to really diffused daylight. So getting the color at a point where you can really get that light blueish soft light color requires experimentation both in the camera and in post processing. I feel that this is the best job I have done so far in capturing the mood that the landscape exudes under the moonlight. So far :)

You can purchase this photograph at Fine Art America here: [link]

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Colourdance Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so perfect...
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MSimpsonPhotos Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured your image here! [link] :hug:
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TayMetal Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
This is great! Night exposures are one of my favorite types of photography. I know how hard they are to get right.
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TayMetal Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
This is great! Night exposures are one of my favorite types of photography. I know how hard they are to get right.
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benjamin-charles Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
Well thats pretty cool I guess.
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narmansk8 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
i guess........
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
very understated!! amazing job nolan!!
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narmansk8 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
THanks DaniQ!
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
:highfive:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional
Sweet and very Zen
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narmansk8 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
thanks! :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
interesting colors, i like the subtle tones here and the detail is on par
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MSimpsonPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been wanting to do some nighttime shots. This one is fantastic! Awesome job!
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narmansk8 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
thank you!
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ReachForTheStarfish Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a beautiful shot, so it's totally worth all the trouble you went through to get it :) Love the detail of the mountains and how well the stars show! Really great job!
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pestilence Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
I am planning sometime a night shot, lovely done Nolan, would you mind sharing the tech stuff? :)
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