Full moon – view from a tree house in the jungle of Laos

Full Moon in the jungle of Laos – View from a treehouse 1

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?)

Full Moon in the jungle of Laos - View from a treehouse 2

Full Moon in the jungle of Laos – View from a treehouse 2

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