Dark Nights

Hurricane Sandy and following almost two weeks without electricity gave me an unique opportunity to photograph night sky right from the deck of the house. No light spills! This was shot on a cold night with very a bright moon. What surprised me most is the difference between moon light and shadow. It seems to be very bright but it is actually only about twice more light than darkness of shadows or one stop difference in photographic terms. I also could not see moon light at all through 16-35mm f/2.8 lens; I saw only pitch black darkness in viewfinder. 35mm f/1.4 was the savior of the day.

 
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