Last night I tried taking some shots of a cloud moving across a very bright moonlit sky:
The exposure was taken using:
- Nikon D60
- Stock 18-55mm VR zoom lense
- No filters
- Exposure time: 63 seconds
- Aperture: 3.5
- Focal length: 18mm
- Time shot taken: between 0200 and 0300
What I'm curious about are the trees at the bottom left of the picture which are reddish brown. They aren't in fact red in normal daylight but greyish/silver. It's winter here (Scotland) and the trees have now shed their leaves.
I realise that trees do emit some IR radiation but it was something of a surprise to see this, though not unpleasant.
My initial thoughts were that this is faint light from a far away orange sodium vapour street light, but the trees are too far away from it and only the very tops could get illuminated, if at all.
Can anyone explain what's going on here and how I might compensate against this (a filter?) in the future?