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Waxing Crescent Moon and Earthshine in the Fog | by davidmurr
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Waxing Crescent Moon and Earthshine in the Fog

A five-day-old waxing crescent moon, and Earthshine, is seen through a thin fog in the late evening on February 3, 2014.

 

An attempt to capture what I saw with my eyes... since a DSLR doesn't have a sufficiently broad dynamic range (ability to capture both very dark areas and very bright ones in the same exposure), I had to combine two exposures and do some — rather ham-fisted — layer masking to blend the two. This is close to representing what my eyes saw, but the beauty truly can't begin to compare.

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Taken on February 3, 2014