Wheatfield Moon

By: Alan Dyer

Aug 14 2013

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Category: Landscape, Nightscape, Tips and Techniques

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Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:24mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/4 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

The waxing Moon shines above a ripening field of wheat on a prairie August evening.

A track winds off through the wheat field toward the western twilight sky, while a waxing Moon shines in the south.

This was the scene tonight just down the county road where I live, on a warm August night on the Canadian Prairies.

For this shot, I assembled a high dynamic range set from eight exposures taken over a range of 8 f-stops, to compress the wide range of brightness into the one photo. Even so, the Moon remains overexposed. But I like shooting these scenes in deep twilight for more saturated colours and for some stars in the sky.

– Alan, August 14, 2013 / © 2013 Alan Dyer

 

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