Interesting Photo of the Day: Moonlit Night in Cantal, France

Shooting at slow shutter speeds opens doors to creative photography; the possibilities are limitless. Take the following image by ElFarfadosh, which was taken during full moonlight but almost looks like it was shot during the day:

moonlit landscape in Cantal France

“Moon Lit Landscape in Cantal, France” by ElFarfadosh (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

The photographer took the image with his Canon 600D and 50mm lens at 30-seconds, f/1.8, and ISO 200.

Considering that the image was shot during the night, the exposure is quite impressive. The photographer did increase the exposure by a stop in post, but it’s still interesting how bright the moonlit landscape appears. Further, the shadows that the trees cast make it feel as if the image was taken during daylight.

The only hints that the image was shot at night are the star trails and the color of the sky.

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