Friday, February 10, 2012

Crescent Moon

Close to the top of my list of photo opportunities is a setting moon shortly after sunset. It is hard to beat a moon descending though a sea of color. When I photographed this scene on Whidbey Island, I used a 400mm lens to keep the moon very large in the frame. The longer focal length also visually compressed the foreground and the background together, leaving the crescent moon seemingly hanging over the Olympic Mountains. If nothing else,  I looked really cool standing next to my longest lens mounted on a tripod.


jdhascup said...

Wonderful picture. The light is balanced and your choice of focal length makes the moon pop.

Jim Lundgren said...

Thank you for the great comment!