Night skies: Compassberg and Ganora Farm

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.

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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.

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