I like long exposures because they are, by their nature, imperceptible by the human eye. They appear to be a distortion of reality, when the truth is that they are very real; just hidden from us.

When I took this photo the bottom of the Valley was filled with darkness, except for the spots the full moon was able to reflect light off the fresh white snow. The camera was manually focused on the group of trees at center, and the shutter left open for 200+ seconds. During that time the sensor collected whatever moonlight the scene managed to reflect into the lens. And photon by photon a completely different perspective of the Valley View in Yosemite National Park was assembled.

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