By the Light of the Moon

By the Light of the Moon. Nikon D7100. 12mm. ISO 200. 25 sec at f/4. Copryight Joanne Mason 2016.

By the Light of the Moon. Nikon D7100. 12mm. ISO 200. 25 sec at f/4. Copyright Joanne Mason 2016.

This image is illuminated with a combination of ambient (moon) light and some limited added light, and with very little post capture processing. We rarely see the trees illuminated this way since even on a clear moonlit night, the moonlight provides insufficient light. And we don’t wait 25 seconds for our eyes to collect the light. I think it shows the forest wide awake under the moon at a time we tend to assume all are asleep.