Apologies for the posterization on the jpg image!
One of the reasons I got the Sony A7r was for longer exposure photography. I shot this night scene on a completely still night with the Sony and Canon 24mm Mark ii TS lens 100 ISO.
It's from the stunning Gougane Barra Forest park in County Cork. Before you enter the forest Park you are presented with this amazing location on the shores of Gougane Barra Lake. It is located just a couple of hundred meters from the lovely Gougane Barra Hotel, where I stayed. You really have all the ingredients for a lovely experience. Great food, wine and landscape . I wanted to take a night photo of Saint Finbarr's oratory. I had checked the best location earlier in the day. There was absolutely no wind that evening. I checked the satellite imagery. The sky was clear for the entire south west of the country. Perfect. So off I went to shoot the scene. I had planned to shoot the Milky Way, which I knew would be located just above the roof of the oratory. I spent a bit of time setting up the shot. (It always takes a while in the dark!) I started shooting and suddenly this mist came from nowhere! It was moving at quite a speed but there was no wind. The photo was 4 minutes long and the branches are pin sharp. So weird. However I love the shot. The mist created amazing affects from the lights around the Oratory