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Lunar Waters

Long exposure of the setting moon.

This was taken the same night this shot was, about an hour earlier. These shots were my first real experience doing long exposure night shots, and the first time I made a real effort to capture the stars.

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Starry night skies over California hills.

Went out for a late night drive with Vee to catch the meteor shower. I didn’t see any meteors, but I managed to catch this night shot. The illumination of the lower clouds by the lights of the city contrast nicely with the stars above.

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St Mary Lake and a View of Mountains (Glacier National Park) by thor_mark  on Flickr.

Duality

Ultra-wide San Francisco moonrise

This one was taken the same day as these other two shots of mine, about an hour after the latter.

I wanted to capture both the moonrise and the heavy lighting of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the contrasting shades of blue and red those elements bestowed upon the scene. The 14mm made it easy, but not without distortion - I had to line the shot up very carefully in order to get the architecture to look good.

Still, the lens is amazing, and I can’t complain. With a lens this sharp, you can afford to correct distortion later without ruining micro-details.

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A familiar scene of mine, captured in a different manner.

I’ve been meaning to get out and do more night photos like this. This night had a particularly clear sky and relatively low light - a good opportunity to capture the stars like this.

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