This photo was sort of a happy accidental intro into night photography which admittedly I had no idea what I was doing at first. Having lived in and around NYC for the better part or 8 years now I have never even come close to seeing a dark sky without massive amounts of light pollution. It's basically impossible to even see a starry night around NYC let alone photograph it with any success.
Namibian nights are a little bit of a different story.
At CCF where we were staying the camp is run by generator and that shuts down at 11pm...which means no power at the camp and no power anywhere even close to the camp. The first few nights we were at CCF the moon rose late so it was so dark you couldn't even see your hand in front of you face in our room. Later in our stay, when the moon was closer to full, I tried a little night photography and the above photo is the result. This was 11:30pm or so with the moon behind the camera essentially lighting the landscape up light the middle of the day! When I shot this I was dead tired from a long day, but thought I would give it a go anyway. I only shot this frame and one other that night and when I reviewed the results in our room I was floored as I had never seen anything like it! Even at a high ISO of 1000 there was amazing detail in the moonlit areas. I didn't get another chance to shoot at night again, mostly because by 8pm most nights we were dead tired from the long day, but it's fair to say that the next time I go back to Africa I will be doing much more night photography.
Nikon D7100 | Tokina 11-16mm | Lightroom