Thanks! Shot this during lunch break using the equipment seen above and -9 ev nd filter. I had no idea if Nikons dynamic range would be high enough for scene like this, but it did. Shadows pulled real hard!
Ubiquity4321: Can you go through your editing process with us?
Nothing special really. Adjusted in Camera Raw. Cropped, local contrast adjusted to bring out the smoke some more. Shadows lifted and whites dropped. That's about it.
KodaChrome25: Very nice! Congrats on the 2014 DPR Readers' Best Shots: Things
Gary Zuercher: Stunning image and well composed
Akpinxit: Well done . Stunning .
XVOYAGERX: I could see this image was going to be a winner even before it won, its stunning, i would love this picture on my wall above my laptop, brilliant, and very well done, a worthy winner!Allan.
Huh! Thank you very much for the compliment!
Kendall Helmstetter Gelner: Really like this image, I loved how the shape of the moonlight echoed the shapes of the trees...
Thank you very much!
Spad16: It's not that good, the propellor is stuck in one position, no blur. Otherwise very nice. Only way to get the prop blur is to lower the shutter speed, and then it wouldn't be so lovely and sharp. Tricky really. Great colours and composition./Neil
Thanks! I know I need slower shutter speed to blur the propeller, but in this case panning with the plane was way off my skill level. Panning side to side is one thing, but following an airplane making a loop for example is totally another.
MenM: This is really a stunning capture. I like the colours of the background, the contrast and the composition.
Thank you guys for the nice comments! I really appreciate that. As for the framing I had only one night (an hour, hour and a half) time window, so the placement of celestial objects was pure luck.
l_objectif: This is a very beautiful shot; but is it a warm place as described in the theme!?...
Hi, it was nearly -20 degrees celsius outside and +80 degrees celsius inside the sauna. So I quess one can call that a warm place?