On Sunday morning, I got up ridiculously early to shoot the supermoon setting over the SF skyline from Yerba Buena Island. I almost went back to sleep, but I'm so glad I didn't. It was one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen.


This two-shot panorama might be my favorite image from the morning, but it's a tough call. I'll share a few more from the morning over the next few days.


I took this image just after the Bay Bridge lights turned off. That was a tiny bummer, but the taillights are interesting and I like the bit of red they bring to the cool blue image. I used a graduated neutral density filter to even out the moon and skyline, since the moon was still pretty bright.


I highly recommend hitting "L" to check this out in Large view :)


Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200L, f/10 @ 4s, ISO 50. Lee 2-stop soft and 3-stop hard graduated neutral density filters.

  • Sealis 3y

    spectacular image!!! Nicely done!
  • Sarah Marston PRO 3y

  • kcvensel PRO 3y

    You really scored on this scene Darla, the light blue tones contrast nicely with the moon, you done did good!
  • C A Soukup PRO 3y

    very well done. This is one of the better captures of the city and the supermoon that I have seen.
  • Dominique Palombieri 3y

    exeptional shot! i love the tones and the compo. perfect!
  • Aaron M Photo PRO 3y

    Wow Della, this came out great. Love the view you chose to capture from! Perfect framing with the bay bridge over on the left and then the beautiful cityscape. Beautiful exposure on the supermoon too. I think I might to see this a bit ... I can't tell if it should be colder or warmer, but the blue sky seems a bit too light blue for the moon to be up. Love those reflections though.
  • Shaun Ramsay 3y

    This is gorgeous, Della. I don't think the "lights off" detracts from this at all. The color of the moon and the bits of light reflected in the bay complement each other well and are a nice contrast to the blue.

    This unbelievable mass of thick dark fog rolled into Boston off the Atlantic literally minutes before the moonrise the night before, which obscured the event entirely. =(
  • Scott Sawyer 3y

    Of course, everyone's contact list is full of moons today but yours is the standout.
  • JaveFoto 3y

    Yeah I agree with Scott Sawyer this one really stands out. I saw this large and you have really nice detail throughout, nice work here. Jave
  • Andrew Louie PRO 3y

    looks great!
  • "Traveler of the world" PRO 3y

    The best pic of the supermoon I could see on flickr !!!! Great work, glad you didn't get back to bed ;-)
  • Walter Bruj 3y

    This is sweet Della! Nice pov and killer Big-Moon shot over the city! Looks great larger on blk and as a pano. favd!
  • Ckopsy_Photography 3y

  • Matt Parry 3y

    Fantastic - this really is special when viewed large - great work.
  • Henk Meijer Photography 3y

    I missed this one and what a shame, because when seeing this one in large we can only bow for you creating an image like this. Looks beautiful Della, great pov, technical perfect and the moon so well placed.......beautiful work!
  • Toby Harriman PRO 3y

    Both your supermoon shots are great. My favorite for sure! Great work.
  • Bob Nastasi PRO 3y

    Very nice!
  • CatDancing PRO 3y

    Wow. Stunning picture.
  • Jay tamang 3y

    what kind of software do you use for sharpness and noise reduction? thanks,
  • nj dodge PRO 3y

    The image is wonderful with the bridge as one anchor and the moon another, while the overall color is just mesmerizing.
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Taken on May 6, 2012
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L
  • ƒ/10.0
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