Exposure: 65.04 secs
Shot was taken at night on the S/W peninsula of Taro. Strange as it may seem, I only had compressed air to keep the condensation off the lens due to the high humidity. A tripond was used and a shutter remote to keep the rig steady.
There's a bit of noise on the shot but it seemed that with the rest of the night shots that I attempted (this was the first night that I had attempted night shots), the noise was something that I couldn't figure out how to get rid of.
I had to light-fill in the darker areas for some detail and used a graduated tint for the sky to get a deeper colour.
It was a good night though. After doing a recce of the area during the day, I went out there with a full moon light the way. Billy was keeping up the conversation and the thought of a huge croc that had been reported a few times in the area kept me on edge.
All in all, this shot has good feelings associated with it of my time on Taro.
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csabee (243) 2010-06-01 12:21
Very attractive beach with spectacular sky. I like the tones, too, you've managed to get much detail from the foreground and the sky as well. However, a landscape should never be this noisy, even when taken at night. Did you apply sharpening? It looks way too oversharpened to me, which may contribute to the noise as well.
batalay (35051) 2010-06-02 6:03
This is another spectacular shot from Oceania, and as a night shot really quite successful. It does not need sharpening, nor has it been over-sharpened (if a white border appears around all the silhouetted figures it would have been over-sharpened). I will do a simple "de-noising" of the image as a ws using IPhoto (rather than even the more elaborate Photoshop CS-4).