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I usually pay a lot of attention to composition. To be honest it's one of the most important things to me in my photos, so I always try to make it work.
However, one thing that I have realized while experimenting with night photography is that you can't really see much thru the viewfinder, if anything. This means it's darn hard to compose the different elements in the picture. Most of my night shots ain't that strongly composed, but I hope they have that something else in 'em to compensate the result.

Before I got this photo, it took me friggin long to take the test shots (to figure out a suitable shutter speed) that the moon had slowly moved away from the centre of the scene. Well, that's just too bad. Also a gentle breeze waved the flower a bit, but fortunately it didn't become all blurry after all. And as if that wasn't enough, I was constantly worried that the lens would become steamy cause of all the fog, which would have had the same kinda blurring effect on the picture.

As challenging as night photography is I find it damn cool to explore dark forests and silent suburban areas when there's no one else around.

Taken in Nokia, Finland with Sigma 10-20mm.
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:iconjmadphoto:
jmadphoto Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! Love it! And you're not wrong about not being able to see anything through the viewfinder at night.
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ShlomitMessica Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo and interesting comment:)
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
your lovely work is featured at :iconwater-and-nature-art: - have a look please and enjoy [link]
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DiptiBhakti Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It's simply stunning!!
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:iconfollyennon:
follyennon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
nice shoot
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:iconbeefa270:
beefa270 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
That is so cool!
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:iconmabahe:
Mabahe Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
There are no words to describe!!
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:iconshanol:
Shanol Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student General Artist
This don't looks like a photo O.o how do you make such effect? You of course use Photoshop or something else? Right?
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:icondisha-1991:
disha-1991 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazinn capture..wonderful
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:iconpeinbow:
Peinbow Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
This piece has been included into my 'Autumn Celebration' News feature [link]
. Please fave the article so that can get more publicity. :)
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:iconexistentialdefiance:
existentialdefiance Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Your photograph has been featured in my journal
Existential Refinement Vol.73 [link]
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:iconspikelover7:
spikelover7 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
that is an amazing shot :)
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GothicAmethyst Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
Absolutely beautiful and unique. Looked like a manip at first glance until I read ur description. That's what makes it so great! Looks like another world in another time or place!
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icestyle Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Featured here: [link]
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:iconszepy:
Szepy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
awesome fantastic:-O
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Tangled-Web-Art Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Wonderful image considering you couldn't see anything, great exposure and really interesting composition with all the different elements. :)
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Vic-R Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant Picture. :+fav:
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justeline Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
:iconomghaiplz:this deviation is being featured in my journal
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ArekMacca Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist
Magical shoot...
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Sandy515 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
just amazing!
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:iconcrisinmove:
CrisInMove Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Magical! I love it
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MarshallLipp Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008  Professional Photographer
I featured this in my journal here...[link]
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thefourpanedwindow Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Simply stunning, what else can I say?
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:iconvoldee:
voldee Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
wow.
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:iconholly-a-n:
Holly-A-N Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Lovely. So mystical... *sighs*
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AltruisticxSavant Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
I said this to a friend in the chat and Ill say it again.
I fell in love with this piece because it reminds me a lot of the story of Echo and Narcissus.

Well done! ^^b
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Basstard79 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
This is absolutely stunning.
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:iconrodgah:
rodgah Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
mate that is fuckin amazing!well done....
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teh-feckerer Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
That is absolutely breathetaking. I'm working on shots of my own of similar. But sadly no where near this calibre.

Incredible work.
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bypolar-bear Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured in my journal at [link]
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lylabirdie Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
this is.. absolutely amazing!
how'd you get it like this??
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kimonokraken Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
This almost made me faint! :D
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dxmfan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
Oh my god, this is simply stunning! The colors, the perfect reflection, the position of the flower, everything is so gorgeous! Definite fav!
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Professional Artist
:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Featured [link] :-)
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c0redump Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Magical.
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Not bad for a 9 minutes exposure. Did you used a light meter?
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TRBPhotographyLLC Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
I like this a great deal! Something that might have been cool, would be to paint the flower with a light source, a small flash light or something like that. Still outstanding as is!
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colt51 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
There are not enough words (at least I don't know them) to describe the awe I feel while looking at this shot. Very well done!
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:iconhollowexistence:
hollowexistence Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Stunning
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rhomrich Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
I love this photo, It's rich in details, the stars, the woods, the fog, the moon, the flower, and even the weeds, it all comes together to make up a great photo!
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Snezhinka Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
like an igniis-fatuus! brilliant, well done! :+fav: :D
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ertanvelimatti Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
upea valokuva,ihana...
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Lat3ncy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Very nice but did you add a lens flare to look like a moon? The moon should be moving with the stars with that long of a shutter speed ... I does when I do it anyways :).
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supersizeme Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Night shots are the best. Well done ;)
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mudwrestler Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
One of the best night shots I have ever seen. Wonderful work.:)
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SherylLaBouchardiere Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Pure magic. Wonderful work.
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rdswords Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a really outstanding combination of a variety of compositional and photographic techniques that you've blended in the most visually stunning way. Great work!
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Now that is a :jawdrop: stunning piece of work :#1: Superb :clap:
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