Photo taken from car park area on the State Hiway north of Mangaweka. View is east, the Ruahine mountains are the back drop and the Rangitikei River is nestled in valley floor.
Nikon D7000, Nikkon 24-70 f/2.8 lens, Velbon Sherpa Pro CF 740 carbon fibre tripod, Velbon PHD-61Q tilt/pan head, cable shutter release
ISO 100, 52mm, f/13, 1/25 seconds exposure, aperture priority mode, manual focus in live view
Import sharpened, light and colour adjusted in Lightroom 3.6. Original and exposure adjusted copy exported as .tiff format to Photomatix Pro for tonemapping to bring out more detail in the sky