Thursday, June 19, 2008

Los Angeles Moonrise

I have always loved the moon, and I love photographing it as part of a landscape. I've been waiting to take the photo below for at least a year and a half, because various factors have always gotten in the way: I wasn't in town during the full moon, it was cloudy on the night of the full moon, or it was the wrong season and the moon wasn't rising anywhere near downtown from this angle (if you haven't noticed, the location of the moonrise differs dramatically based on moon phase and season because of Earth's orbital tilt).

Anyway, I *finally* got the image I've been waiting for on Tuesday night! Unfortunately it wasn't the clearest night, but the LA smog helped paint the sky in beautiful blue and pink pastels.

I probably wouldn't hang this photo in a gallery or even on my wall at home, but it's very satisfying to finally 'get' the image I'd been imagining for such a long time.

Los Angeles Moonrise

Canon 5D, 70-200 f/4, 1/6s f/10 iso100 tripod mounted

(click on the image to view larger)


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