Once In a Blue Moon

I woke up at 4 AM last night and my cat, Tigr noticed. That means she will want to lie on me and get attention. She's very sweet and pretty old, so she gets whatever she wants.


She ended up sleeping alongside me for a while, very cute and sweet. I finally got up to give her some treats so that she would be satisfied and let me sleep when I saw the most amazing moon outside.


I watched the moon for a while before deciding to try to take some photos without using my tripod or going onto the terrace. I wasn't dressed at the time and I wasn't going to get dressed for this. I wanted to go back to sleep.


This was shot using a monopod and my steadiest camera holding technique. The exposure was 1/3 of a second. I think it's not bad considering.


Of note, this is a "blue moon." The second full moon in a month is called a "blue moon." This was August's second full moon and it was gorgeous. This photo only hints at its beauty.


That's the Manhattan skyline in the background with Astoria, NY in the foreground.

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Taken on August 31, 2012