Quarry II, Little Switzerland, Franconia

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 on the ground was from my LED torch and the one coming from the background was a very dim light source at the bottom of the quarry.

Waiting for the two and a half 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.

(ISO 400, f5.6 @ 25mm, 155sec., 21:23)