Moon Shadows

Nikon D800e coupled to Nikon 200-400mm f/4 zoom lens for this misty night shot of the moon rising behind pines in our little valley of Pohangina
Nikon D800e, Nikkon 200-400 f/4 lens, Really Right Stuff TVC-34L carbon fibre tripod, Really Right Stuff BH-55 ball head, shutter release cable
ISO 2000, 400 mm, f/4, 1 exposure at 1/8 seconds for the trees, shadows and sky details and second exposure at 1/1600 seconds for the moon details, aperture priority mode, live view manual focus
2 exposures combined for this photo to capture enough detail in the trees and sky as well as the moon. Both exposures imported into Capture One Pro 8, adjusted to recover highlights and shadows with some selective sharpening and clarity adjustment layers.  Both exposures exported to Photoshop CS 5 for final layering and edit.

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