4 March 2014

  Last night the crescent moon was low in the sky, and I wasn't sure how the lighting would be for landscapes. But I gave it a try.

For starters, the crescent moon didn't interfere with constellations, such as this view of Orion chasing Taurus through the trees.

Orion chasing Taurus
  The low light from the crescent moon did present interesting opportunities for landscapes, such as this icy field with trees.
Quarter moon through tree and clouds
  The moon, above, doesn't appear as a crescent, because of the longer time exposure (25 seconds).

Stars seen through a lattice of branches fascinate me.

Falling star, or meteor trail
  All in all, I'm more drawn than ever into nighttime photography.

Camera note: I used a Pentax K20D, with the SMC-A f2.8 20mm lens, on 3 March 2014 for these photos.

By the light of the moon (2014)

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