Full moon – view from a tree house in the jungle of Laos
This is not the sun, it is the full moon at 5am shining into my tree house in the jungle of Laos!
It was one clear full moon light and I was waking up from the sounds of animals. It was 4:30am, the bright light of the moon was shining through my mosquito net. This moskito net happened to be in a tree house in the middle of a jungle in Laos. This was my first night of the Gibbon Experience (please see this blog entry).
A few hours before I fell asleep early at 9pm due to lack of electrical lighting and other distractions of modern life. With nothing to do I sneaked around the tree house to find my cameras (Nikon D90 with a Nikkor 35-70mm/2.8 and Olympus XZ-1). Luckily nobody woke up – my steps were muted by the snoring of one of the other nine people in the treehouse. Snoring as white noise, an annoying sound used in a proper way!
I took the photos with an exposure of 30 seconds (D90 at 35mm) / 60 seconds (XZ-1), so I was only able to take a set of about 20 photos from each camera, as it took 2min per shot, so I ended up using 1 hour of time to get two good shots.
(Update 2013-03-17: The Gibbon is experience is a very good example for social entrepreneurship, please check my new blog entry on The Mundane Philosopher Blog – The dilemma of philanthropy: Start early with no money and power, or grow yourself first to have more leverage later?)
- The dilemma of philanthrophy: Start early with no money and power, or grow yourself first to have more leverage later? (mundanephilosopher.com)
- Living in a tree house in Northern Laos (mundanetraveller.com)