A moonlit field in Kennebunkport, Maine.
The quality of a photograph is (mostly) centered around the strength the lighting. When there is an understanding of such, and an ideal situation comes to fruition, it's an unbelievable feeling to produce an image that captures the moment's true power. Tonight was one of those instances.
I walked outside to check the visibility of the stars above Goose Rocks Beach, and to my initial dismay, the moon was out. The Moon's presence in a nighttime shot, even more-so a shot of the milky way, has the strong potential to illuminate too much of the scene, often causing much of the sky to become washed out. The fortune part of this story came when I realised that the moon was directly behind where I perceived the foreground of my potential landscape to be set.
When I arrived at the chosen location, I was not disappointed. The moon, though not directly behind the porch I shot the images on, was casting beautiful shadows on the field. It was as if a painter had painted contours on the entire field using the backside horizonline and the other vegetation in the field. Things like this are what make photography great: the incidence of luck and how one uses the situation, advantages or otherwise.
Tonight is my last night in Maine for this trip, and I'm ecstatic to end it on a high note like this.
Adding to my portfolio and seeing a true spectacle that has the power to change ones' outlook on life. Shooting photographs in locations like this has done just that, and
This image is a blend of 19, 35-second exposures. All of which were shot using Kuuvik Capture, My proud tool of choice for any and all nighttime shooting.
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