November 6, 201518.5 mm: ISO 6400: f/3.5: 150.0 sec.
I publish this image for 2 reasons. I was really happy with my first attempt at night shooting just the day before and was excited to shoot this beautiful place under the stars. It was much harder than I anticipated. Second, I learned the value of a remote shutter.
As you can tell by the terrible composition, I couldn’t see what I was shooting. It was pitch black when we turned off the flash lights to shoot. Sitting on the edge of the cliff, I could barely make out my tripod in front of me, let alone what I was shooting. Even to move, I had to reach out and feel for the edge of the cliff to avoid an unfortunate death! The other problem I had is I hadn’t yet bought a remote shutter for my new Fuji system. The camera and the phone app only let you shoot for 30 seconds unless you are in bulb mode. To get this shot, I had to hold the shutter down for 2.5 minutes in the freezing cold while trying not to shake at all. After just a few attempts, I was done for the night without capturing anything I was happy with. Next time, I will go prepared.