New Moon Deciduous Tree
"If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree." - Jim Rohn
Sometimes the best images can come from a subject just right outside your doorstep. You don't always have to hike many miles up a switchback just to find the best viewpoint. I have dabbled in night time photography on and off before, and typically my backyard becomes the perfect setting to try it out. I planned for this night as the new moon would help see the stars better. New moons are when the moon is at its darkest, thus making the stars more visible.
A 24mm wide angle prime lens is well suited for the job, as the wider aperture of a prime allows for more light to be let in during a long exposure. Mind you, it was pitch black during the time of shutter release, and I set my DSLR on a tripod to reduce camera shake. f/2.8 (the widest this particular lens will go) at ISO 1600 for 10.3 seconds made this image. I made use of a headlamp's red light during shutter capture to illuminate the tree a bit more. The red light really captured the bit of warmth I was going for. Overall a really ethereal image of the night sky and tree.
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