For this shoot, preparation was key. Yes, I didn't want to run out of battery but, most of all, I didn't want to be in this field any longer than I had to. I was essentially trespassing! A daylight scouting mission was in order so I knew exactly where to go. I found this field on my last shoot and it ticked the few boxes that it needed to - little light pollution and good subject matter. Regardless of the clear sky that was forecasted, on my scouting mission, I was concerned about the clouds on the horizon. However, I knew that it might be my last chance before the hay bales were taken away.
I knew it wasn't going to be the clearest of nights. It got quite hazy towards the end of the day and the moon dominated most of the sky. The moon was also quite low in the sky and caused long shadows. My camera's shadow even appeared in one or two of the photos. Although I liked how bright the foreground came out, it was lit perfectly even. With some clever dodging and burning, I could bring out the subject's form and complete the photo. I am very pleased with the result and am happy to be able to make out some constellations in the stars.