We went into the Badlands the other day with some photo enthusiast to learn how to shoot at night. Since we have the moon up right now and the milky way is not visible we concentrated on using the moon as a source of light. After photographing a Juniper Tree with the moon in our back I decided to shoot right into the light.
This image was taken with my Nikon D800 and I used my 14-24 lens. My aperture was set at 18 and I exposed for 30 seconds. The cameras ISO was set at 1250.
And of course we painted the tree with our headlamp. If you look closely you see the stars in the sky as well. See more about Night Sky Photography.