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Honorable Mention for Professional Photographer of the Year in Nature Category: Landscapes - "Cosmic Life"
Honorable Mention for Professional Photographer of the Year in Nature Category: Trees - "Cosmic Life"
This is a 45 minute long exposure at night. I used a flashlight to paint-with-light the front of the scene for a couple of minutes, then I went back and around behind the tree and sat by my small campfire - that's causing the beautiful golden glow! After 30 minutes or so, the near-full moon rose adding more light to the scene. 15 minutes later, I stopped the exposure. So this photograph is four light sources - starlight, moonlight, flashlight, and campfire light.