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Diablo by Night

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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

Lon Fong Photography-off more than on these days.., and 27 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. kjdrill 47 months ago | reply

    This is really striking!

  2. jr.jordá 47 months ago | reply

    amazing work¡¡

  3. musicman67 47 months ago | reply

    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.

  4. Kanokin 47 months ago | reply

    Exquisite !!

  5. wd5dhk [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

    Matt. I love the effect the exposure time had on the clouds.

  6. Chrysta2011 47 months ago | reply

    can I fave all of your pics and just be done with it?? lol fantastic work!

  7. Jörgenshaus 47 months ago | reply

    Toller Himmel.

  8. Pamela B 47 months ago | reply

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


    ***SCREAM OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER***

  9. hug n angels 47 months ago | reply

    One of things I want to do is to shoot diablo at night with no moon. Great shot Matt.

  10. Bert Kaufmann 47 months ago | reply

    Outstandig long exposure-shot, Matthew !

  11. Jon Bilous [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

    awesome colors!

  12. Charlón 47 months ago | reply

    Espectacular.
    Un saludo.

  13. *SΛM 47 months ago | reply

    impressive colours! well done!

  14. Minh BaoThanh 47 months ago | reply

    great work...very nice...

  15. djipibi 47 months ago | reply

    Superb night shot.

  16. bats... 47 months ago | reply

    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.

  17. Matt Granz Photography 47 months ago | reply

    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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