Midnight Clouds, originally uploaded by LeggNet.

Last night, just before midnight, I went to the kitchen for a drink of water. While getting the drink, I looked out the window and noticed how remarkably well lit the nighttime clouds were from the city lights below. In my gym shorts, slippers and winter coat I ventured into the backyard with my camera and tripod. Featured here is one of the captures made during this late night excursion.

This shot was taken with a 30 second exposure at a fairly wide lens aperture of f/5.6. Due to a strong wind, the clouds were moving during the long exposure giving them the slightly blurred look. I’m amazed to see the detail in the mountain considering it was fairly dark at the time of taking the photograph.