Photographer's Note

Caerphilly Castle - the largest castle in Wales at night.
After looking around the castle during the day, I drove to back from Cardiff to Caerphilly in the evening (around 9PM). I expected to see the castle nicely lit at night, like most famous buildings in other places. But instead it was completely dark. I had to use longest possible exposure.

Camera settings: manual mode, ISO400, lens zoomed to 22 mm, mirror lockup and self timer. I would prefer lower ISO and longer exposure (maybe 60-90 seconds), but 30 sec is the longest exposure I can get without remote release device.
Converted from raw with color temperature set to 6350K.

Daytime view for almost the same point is available here

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