I started the exposure, then Luke and I drove down and back thru the curves, and ended the exposure when we got back to the viewpoint; during which time Patrick/Immortal Thrill-Seeker and Jenna/Little Caper took pictures of their own and watched the cameras. Moon, clouds, and car lights all came together this night, it was great to finally get the night shot I've wanted/hoped for here. And a special thank you to Amancay, whose January 2008 night shot of the same location got me started doing and looking for opportunities for such shots. Enjoy the midnight moonlight, view large on dark gray. N16578&82 - Happy Moonlight Motoring Mondays!
- im really confused. this part is blurry (out of focus) and the other parts are super sharp..... did you blend exposures(using the layer mask thing you taught me a while ago)? i tried that a few times and i get the same results.... kinda blurry - Jamey Pyles
- Good observation Jamey, the sky was blurry do to cloud movement but the hills were sharp and the transition looked a bit unnatural so I tried blurring the most distant part of the hills to match the sky, to make it look as though it might have been shot with a wider aperture or perhaps a T/S lens...
- cont'd...i.e. the blurry hills are not do to a mask blending 2 images but my attempt to reconcile the long exposure sky movement with the non-moving/sharper ground.
- way over my little blonde head! - little m:)