There are times, with night photography, when I am convinced that I have the perfect shot. On Christmas Night as the full moon rose over the ridge to the east of Cardamom House, in Tamil Nadu, I believed I had had such a success. However, downloading revealed that I may have had a six-sided flash of light, but the ridge was not in focus. Undeterred, I swapped cameras and set up the tripod again.
On Boxing Day Night, wispy clouds floated in the skies, uplit by the rising moon. The six-sided flash of light proved illusive. However, as the moon crept over the ridge, I became entranced by the interplay of cloud and moonlight. The light was so bright that I reduced the shutter speed to 0.5 seconds.
This morning it’s misty. Tonight may be cloudy. I am planning another photo shoot, but I may have to be content with images that I have already captured – the joys and tails and tribulations of a photographer!