A simple composition this time. The light really makes this image work. The rising tide creates a nice flow of water, there’s a village in the distance which lights the clouds with this typical warm yellow gas discharge light, while the foreground reflects relatively cool moonlight.
For this shot I brought my little Olympus E-PL5 with the standard 14-42mm. Like most modern cameras (I think?) it has a live bulb mode, so you can see the image getting brighter while you’re shooting it. My old Canon EOS 40D doesn’t have such a feature, so it always takes a couple of tries to get the right exposure. With a shot that relies on rising tide to make the water flow, you don’t have time to shoot multiple times.