The warm and magical afterglow over Kuala Lumpur city after the sunset at 7:50 pm just now. In a long exposure, the camera sees what our eyes cannot. I didn’t even noticed the crescent moon when I was looking through the viewfinder.

Apart from composing and framing the shot, there are quite a number of things to worry about when doing a shot like this. It is always a race against time as the glow fades and hues change very fast.

A solid tripod is required. Set the ISO to the lowest value and turn off IS. Since I didn’t bring my remote release cable, I used the camera’s 2 sec timer to eliminate camera shake from the finger. I also kept the camera switched off until I am ready. This reduced potential noise from a heated-up sensor.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f6.3, 4 sec


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