Part 3 Sceneries under Moon light
Glow of fireflies & sinking Jupiter

Date & Time: Jun 18 2005, from 20:11 to 20:18 JST(+0900)
Composed 12 shots with 15 seconds exposed
Optical: SIGMA EX Fisheye f=15mmF2.8, Aperture: F2.8
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Tatsuno town, Nagano pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIF(3024 x 2016)
CCD sensitivity...ISO800, White Balance...Auto

This scene shows you the glittering Jupiter in cloudy southwest skies and the glow of fireflies in gloomy grassy plain.
Chasing fireflies is a pastime that gives poetic charm to early summer in Japan. A local town of Tatsuno, in central inland Japan, is very famous for breeding grounds of Japanese native species of firefly (Genji-Botaru). I could enjoy fantastic boisterous dance of over thousand fireflies in that night.

The Rising Moon above City Lights

Moon rise from sea of clouds

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