Quarry, Little Switzerland, Franconia

(ISO 400, f5.6 @ 25mm, 176sec., 21:27)

This gravel quarry is more than 30 km from Nürnberg (the next bigger city),
so hardly any light pollution here at all.

Actually it was pitch dark and I did struggle a bit with frame and focusing.
That little light from the bottom left side was from a small lamp not a flood light
and the rest of it was from the moon.

Waiting for the three minutes to do this exposure didn’t feel as long as you might expect,
because the night was filled with all kinds of noises like the rusty metal singing in the breeze and an owl nearby.
Have you heard their calls before? Click here for some samples and look at the image again.