Second time 'round. Two mornings in a row a cadre of us awoke long before the sun ever thought about showing up so that we could be in the right spot to catch the moon rise over the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton followed soon thereafter by the sunrise.
The first day was a complete bust with no chance to see the moon. Clouds strategically located themselves where seeing the sun was also not possible. However yesterday morning was a different story. The moon had become so slender it was only visible in a camera. But the sun was brilliant.
This is a composite of two shots. One taken right before the sun's limb rose above the peak (you can spot a little glow on the trees to the left of the Lick Observatory), and one taken just as the center of the sun reached the summit of Mount Hamilton. The second image required using a black mylar solar filter.
Figuring where to be to have the sun or moon rise exactly where you want is quite a blast. I teach a webinar on how to do it... the next one is April 3rd and I call it "Catching the Moon". The moon is more elusive than the sun. The sun is relatively simple since it doesn't have phases. Next year at this same time you can stand in the same place and get the same results. Very not so with the moon.
Equipment: Canon 50D, 70-200 f/4 IS L at 200mm; 1.4X.
Exposures: 2. One foreground, one solar with black mylar filter.
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Explored: Mar 22, 2012 #73