Stars & Moon - Jim Nevill Photography
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St Teresa of Avila Full Moon Rise

There is definitely something to be said for working with the same subject over and over, even inanimate ones. It really is similar to getting to know people in that the more unique conditions you see them respond to over time, the more reliable and trustworthy they become. I live close by St. Teresa of Avila and it is such a proud structure that beckons itself to be photographed. On this night, 8/29/15 the full moon was rising amidst calm winds and patchy flowing clouds. This allowed me to hide the moon and make a single 6 second exposure that would properly expose the whole scene. If the clouds weren't present - the moon would have dominated with its brightness and the church would been immersed in shadow, basically blacked out.

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