Headed to the coast to catch the moonrise, with my camera, tripod and set of fairy lights.. it was Unlikely I was going to catch a goof frame considering I had no clue what I was doing at all.
How I got the shot: Shot with a Nikon D3300 – standard 18-55 mm lens at 35 mm… shutter speed 13 seconds, Aperature f/4.5, ISO 200.
Sticking my camera on a ten second timer allowed for the image to be crisp enough. Removing physical contact when taking an image (if on a tripod) allows for the camera to be as still as possible. Using the 10 second timer to my advantage I ran out into the frame on the rocks.
In order to gather as much light from the moon and the few stars that there are I set the camera to a shutter speed of 13 seconds, meaning that any movement at all would blur the image (blurry clouds) meaning I sat dead still, barely breathing for 13 seconds. Also because of the long exposure and not wanting the fairy lights to be really dominant in the image I turned the lights on for about half a second during the 13 second exposure.