No, this isn't one of those fake, "put the moon wherever you want it" monstrosities, this is the real moon in its real position, in a single exposure, one evening in Fall 2011. There was only one guy here when I arrived, and he had driven down from Seattle to capture this event. Of course dozens of people stopped to watch once the moon appeared!
I've uploaded a time-lapse video of this moonrise to YouTube: youtu.be/6YOxo7uI8ns?hd=1
It's best watched in HD quality, full screen of course!
It's cool to see dozens of people now pursuing this shot in 2012. It's said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
I offer night photography workshops... and so do some of my followers! Would you rather take a workshop from a leader, or a follower? They'll always be a year or two, or more, behind.
If you might be interested in joining me for a workshop, contact me for the latest schedule. I'll be offering at least 7 photography workshops in the second half of 2013.