Midnight Moonlight

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  1. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    A couple from last weekend's all-nighter in the scrub.

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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You do love those rocks, don't you?

    Well, these photos make me ask the question that was going through my mind last night and that I meant to ask, but up to now I hadn't found the proper "platform" on where to ask:

    Do these dark blue skies in your long-opening times nighttime photos (yours, Malachite, as well as others') mean that there always is enough light left somewhere, somehow in what we conceive to be a pitch dark night to get onto film - provided you give it enough time to get there? Will a seemingly black sky become blue in a photo if only you use a long enough opening time?
     
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    They're my control rocks. Close to home but far enough away to be away from the city lights. I use them to try out new stuff (film, techniques) These 'boulder fields' go on like this for about 100 square miles, so I don't think I'll wear them out :p

    Nope, you get the blue only on the 2 days (nights) before, the night of, and 2 days after a full moon. Quarter moons give off some light but the exposures are so long, reciprocity takes over and everything goes green, yellow, and everything inbetween depending on film choice.
     
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    Love the star motion. :)

    ..."control rocks...." :goodvibe:
     
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    That's great info!

    How long were these exposures?
     
  6. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Both were 4 minutes. The first one was a lesson in side lighting. Seems I needed 1/2 stop more so 6 minutes would have worked better.
     
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    Great shots Malachite!

    @LaFoto
    You would be surprised how much light the full moon gives off. In Zion Chase and I were doing 30-90 second exposures (ISO 200) that looked like daytime.
     
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    Excellent work and great information. Thanks!!
     

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