The moon was setting at 11 pm that night, so I had a decision to make. It was either that I worked with the moon or that I waited till it was set since the Milky Way was awash by moonlight. Part of me wanted to move on to the next sculpture, so I opted to do star trails. I let it run for good 37 minutes at f/8 aperture with ISO 200, since I was letting the shutter open longer than usual 12-13 minutes, in the company of the moonlight.
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