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25 Aug 2005 El Capitan by Moonlight

I didn't take a tripod to Yosemite, only the remote trigger that was already in my bag. This and the previous two shots (all long exposures, obviously) were taken with the camera perched, sometimes precariously, on a wall or a step or propped against a rock. This one was taken using the last technique -- propping the lens on a rock and hoping the camera wouldn't slip while the shutter was open!

It was working well enough until a car drove past...and not only drove past, but decided to brake right in the middle of the frame. I quickly closed the shutter and started another exposure once the car had passed, but ended up liking the effect of the headlights and brakelights.

Exposure was 79 seconds at 21mm f/4.

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