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Cold Moonlit Night

Cold Moonlit Night

Down at these latitudes, it isn't that common to get several inches of snow in any given winter. To see the countryside upholstered in several inches, then, is a special treat when timed to coincide with a bright, full moon. The amount of light available under such conditions allows for surprisingly short duration exposures at low f-stop settings, so that the stars don't move much while the shutter is open. The result is a strange but true photo that looks like somebody turned the dimmer switch down a little on daytime, but with a starry sky.

Norman, OK (23 Dec 7), looking WNW
(GPS)

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