365 Photo Project - Day 93 - Light in the Dark

Day 93 - Light in the Dark

I've wanted to catch this photo at sunrise, but most mornings that I am up by sunrise, I have a relatively demanding schedule. Instead I took this photo at 10:30pm. It was a bright night with a nearly full moon, allowing quite a bit of light to hit my sensor. A 30 second exposure made it feel like almost day time. The yellow leaves in the foreground trees is not from fall colors, but the hue cast by the street lights. which is why the trees in the background bear only green leaves.

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  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: 50mm 1.8
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Aperture: f4
  • Shutter: 30 sec
  • ISO: 800