Went elephant hunting in Kruger park specifically with new moon with the aim to capture elephants against the stars. Photo taken at 23:19 from the safety of the camp. 3x External flash guns mounted on the fence triggered remotely with manual settings ranging from full strength to 1/2, zoomed to 200. Went without sleep for a couple of nights in order to capture this.
Photo edited in Lightroom - exposure lifted +.24, black slider pulled back slightly, clarity +29 with a bit of dodging and burning in selective areas as well as sharpening in Photoshop Elements.
Nikon D700 mounted on tripod
Nikon 16-35mm lens @ 22mm
Exposure 30 sec @ f8