One of my dinner guests pulled me aside, drawing my attention to the moody, cloud-shrouded moon outside the window, just opposite across the pond.

The light was too low for “auto,” so I set the camera manually, then opened the window for a long handheld exposure, hoping for the best.

I was rushed — waiting guests were on mind — but happily the camera held steady. The stars are pinpoint sharp (which you can see if you enlarge the photo by clicking on it). However, the streetlights on the ground “bloomed,” as they were too bright for the long exposure.

The photo was taken on September 1, 2012, at 8:56 pm.

See related posts: Spirit Moon, Late Moon. Click image to enlarge it, and browser’s back arrow to close. Photo is best viewed in dim light. Comments are welcome.

 

One Response to Cloudy Moon

  1. Robin Mirollo says:

    Since I was that dinner guest who pointed out the moon that night, Ron, I thank you for attempting the shot. l’m glad you were able to capture that fickle, cloud-shrouded moon.

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