I was on my way to Burger King after a long days work. Nearly there when I saw the giant orange moon in the sky. Tummy be damned! I need to take some pictures!

The moon only looks this way when it is low in the sky, so I had to hustle back home, grab my camera, then skedaddle back to a vantage point. Though I’m sad they cut down a forest to build a strip mall, it proved to be a great spot to setup a tripod. I only got a few shots before the moon was too high and back to its normal size and luminosity.

iso100, f5.6, 1/80 at 300mm. Since it wasn’t as bright I should’ve bumped the iso so I could have used a faster shutter speed and gotten a sharper image. Oh well.

Some others from the parking lot:


iso 100, f5.6, 2.5seconds at 80mm

Getting the fence in focus proved nearly impossible. Combination of being a fence off in the distance and lowlight conditions rendered autofocus useless.


iso 100, f5.6, 2.5 seconds at 300mm.