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Liatoppen by night December 09

You darkness, that I come from,

I love you more than all the fires

that fence in the world,

for the fire makes

a circle of light for everyone,

and then no one outside learns of you.


But the darkness pulls in everything;

shapes and fires, animals and myself,

how easily it gathers them!—

powers and people—

and it is possible a great energy

is moving near me.

I have faith in nights.

- Rainer Maria Rilke, On Darkness


The picture is a combination of 2 shots. One 18mm shot of the main content and one 200mm shot of the moon to bring forwards details in the moon.

Converted to B&W to strengthen the composition.


Made for the weeks challenge in #TwPhCh - TwPhCh034 : Mystique (mystikk)


Comments are welcome


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Here is a calculator that might help taking better pictures of the moon:


In a comment futher down I explained why I used 2 shots to make this picture:

Thank you for your comment. Not only does this make it possible to choose the size, but it also makes it easier to get correct exposure, both for the moon and your landscape. You have a PS job to do afterwards on selecting the moon and adjusting the moon as you like it in your picture, but it is good PS-training.


Have a nice and focused day :-)


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Taken on December 30, 2009