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Moonlight Sonata



To make this photo I had to climb the mountain twice. At first I went to the top and saw a trail moving foward. I thought it was a round trip and advanced. In a...
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To make this photo I had to climb the mountain twice. At first I went to the top and saw a trail moving foward. I thought it was a round trip and advanced. In an hour I realized that I was wrong when I reached another town on the opposite side of the mountain. So I bought some water, had a 10 minutes rest in a beach tent and went back because I had some time before sunset yet. So I rushed back to the top. I made lots of photos that evening, but this one is my favourite. I was lucky enough to be there at the day when Moon rises an hour before sunset, which produced an image like that. The thing I like about Ukraine a lot is that we have loooooooooong lasting twilight here � the sky may be non black until 10 pm. It was a bit scary to walk back on the mountain trail using just moonlight. I even saw a fox and lots of bats. The photo can be used in feng shui to "drown the mountain".

Novyi Svit, Crimea
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Contest Finalist in The Moonlight Photo Contest
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7 Comments | Report
juliantej
 
juliantej December 12, 2017
now this is a true beautiful photo. much love!
deeptapkir
 
deeptapkir December 13, 2017
Great job
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe December 13, 2017
Outstanding photo!
Curlykay77
 
Curlykay77 December 14, 2017
Gorgeous - congratulations!
antongorlin
 
antongorlin December 17, 2017
thanks guys!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 December 18, 2017
Really stunning photo! Beautifully composed and wonderful light. Congratulations on your Runner Up Award!
TomasTar PRO+
 
TomasTar May 26, 2018
Awesome

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Location
Noviy Svet, Crimea. At that time it was a part of Ukraine. To make this photo I had to climb the mountain twice. At first, I went to the top and saw a trail moving forward. I thought it was a round trip and advanced. In an hour I realized that I was wrong when I reached another town on the opposite side of the mountain. So I bought some water, had a 10 minutes rest in a beach tent and went back because I had some time before sunset yet. So I rushed back to the top. I made lots of photos that evening, but this one is my favorite. I was lucky enough to be there on the day when Moon rises an hour before sunset, which produced an image like that. The thing I like about Ukraine a lot is that we have loooooooooong lasting twilight here – the sky may be non-black until 10 pm. It was a bit scary to walk back on the mountain trail using just moonlight. I even saw a fox and lots of bats.
Time
After sunset
Lighting
Just a natural light with the full Moon
Equipment
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-135, some tripod
Inspiration
The shapes and silhouettes. And the blended colors of sky and sea. Looked perfect to me!
Editing
not much really. It all worked out in a single frame because of the right timing.
In my camera bag
These days I use D750 and Tamron 15-30. Back then I had Nikon D7000 and a few lenses, including the kit one Nikon 18-135, which I used to take this photo.
Feedback
Good timing. You need to get it right in camera. The sky should be readable, not overly dark. Otherwise, just keep track of the Moon cycles. Full Moon is up during the sunset.

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