This is my second post (will stop counting hereon...)
Prelude to The Shot
Again, from my window, but this time, in the living room. Was watching Arsenal vs Chelsea match (hehe...), then noticed the moon was hidden by the clouds, and at the same time casting very nice lights on them. Decided to take a shot.
I was hindered by the building's pillar and my windows, and as such, i have to extend the camera outside the window. the camera was attached to a tripot, and was held horizontally out of the window, its legs nested below my sofa's cushions. while the camera was exposing, my hands were very close to the tri-pot (not touching) just in case the cushions gave way n my camera suffers an early retirement.
It was impossible to peek at the viewfinder while this shot was taken (to attempt that would be quite suicidal ...). no less than 20 pictures were taken through trail n error to acheive the desired composition.
after many tries, i still did not get the "perfect" picture. so i picked what i thought was the best one, and have to resort to cropping the right side of the image, and a bit at the bottom.
Added 5% contrast to the picture. Reduced file post-worthy file size.
D80, Nikkor 18-200mm VR, tripot, MS Picture Manager, Fastone Photo Resizer (freeware).
White Balance +2, 13sec exposure, ISO 200.
3. Any other comments would be greatly appreciated.
ps: discerning reader will notice the title is not quite right.... the time this photo was taken was around midnight..