Spent the last full moon at the beach, where I waited until midnight for the moon to rise high enough to produce the light needed to capture these images.
In order for the camera sensor to soak up color out of the darkness, the shutter must be held open for extended periods of time. Most of these exposures were over ten minutes.
It’s important to keep the camera completely still while capturing long exposure images because any little movement will result in a blurry photograph.
I used a remote to activate the shutter, but was still concerned about the gusty wind moving the camera tripod. It’s always a surprise to see what you get when taking long exposure photos in the dark. I wasn’t expecting any to turn out because I forgot a flashlight, so focusing on each subject in the dark was very difficult – literally a shot in the dark.