Diablo by Night

Funny what a camera sensor will do in the dark…


I decided to gather all my best images of Mount Diablo and assemble them into some kind of book, and in the process found I had over 2,000 images in all. I reduced them to 250 good ones, and am now editing and sorting out which ones I want to keep… such as this one.



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Exposure: 246 seconds

Aperture: f/8.0

Focal Length: 18 mm

ISO Speed: 100

Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV

  • Karl Drilling PRO 4y

    This is really striking!
  • JAVIER 4y

    amazing work¡¡
  • Todd Rollins PRO 4y

    Wonderful light and colors. I like the 4 minute effect on the clouds and the star trails. I should give long exposures like this a try. Very well done.
  • Kanokin PRO 4y

    Exquisite !!
  • wd5dhk 4y

    Matt. I love the effect the exposure time had on the clouds.
  • Chrysta 4y

    can I fave all of your pics and just be done with it?? lol fantastic work!
  • Jörgenshaus PRO 4y

    Toller Himmel.
  • Matt Granz Photography PRO 4y

    Jörgenshaus Danke schön!
  • Pamela B 4y

    Your photo screams Photographer !!!
    Thank you for sharing with us

  • hug n angels 4y

    One of things I want to do is to shoot diablo at night with no moon. Great shot Matt.
  • Kenneth Young 4y

  • Bert Kaufmann PRO 4y

    Outstandig long exposure-shot, Matthew !
  • Vanessa Faye 4y

  • Jon Bilous 4y

    awesome colors!
  • Charlón 4y

    Un saludo.
  • Samuel Kreuzer PRO 4y

    impressive colours! well done!
  • Minh BaoThanh 4y

    great work...very nice...
  • Jean-Pierre Bonin PRO 4y

    Superb night shot.
  • Bob Horowitz PRO 4y

    Sweet! And yes, it's amazing what happens to colors in long exposures. I discovered that two years ago but it still surprises me even now. Just got finished working on a photo (not yet published) of Russian Hill. I figured it would just be a meh shot until I saw what a minute exposure did to the sky.
  • Matt Granz Photography PRO 4y

    Bob Horowitz

    The addictive side of night photography truly is that no matter how often you do it, the results can still surprise.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your image Bob.
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Taken on March 10, 2009
  • ƒ/8.0
  • 18.0 mm
  • 246
  • 100
  • Flash (off, did not fire)
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