Wanting to put my new Nikon D3S through the paces, I bundled up and headed into the cold night. These shots were taken between 9:30-10:30 p.m., with a near-full moon bouncing off freshly fallen snow.
In the following photo the light source is the moon. I set the camera to 25,600 ISO, focused on the moon, and then “painted” during an eight second exposure.
It almost looks like the sun peeking through the trees. But that’s the moon, in a 20-second exposure, f/5.6, ISO 500, 24mm.