Windmill and Mercury | Doug Zubenel

Doug Zubenel
Location of photo
9 miles NW of Topeka, Kansas.
Date/Time of photo
April 23, 2009.
Canon Rebel XTi (Hutech modified) with an 85mm Nikkor lens @ f/2.8; 6 second exposure at ISO 100. Wide-beam flashlight used to paint the windmill and tree with light.
As I was driving north on Humphrey road in rural Kansas just northwest of Topeka, I spotted this fully intact windmill that beckoned to be the foreground for a twilight image of the planet Mercury.