We’re just back from three crystal clear days and nights in the Karoo. Excellent conditions for taking photos at night. The first picture is a long lens shot of Compassberg taken from Ganora Farm which must be about 10 kilometres from the mountain as the crow flies. It was just after sunset with a thin moon lighting up the mist high on the mountain. The exposure time was around five minutes.
The second picture was taken the following night and quite a bit after the sun had gone at around 9pm. There was a crescent moon again that was lighting the prickly pears in the foreground and the mountains behind. This time I exposed the picture for around an hour.