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Photos of the day, November 29, 2012

Last night as I drove home I thought that I would have a good shot at shooting the full moon.  However, as I drove home the mountains obscured the moon and after it was gone from sight I promptly forgot about it until it had risen higher in the sky than I wanted to photograph.

This morning though, I got up early to get acclimated to the idea of getting up even earlier tomorrow to catch a flight to Phoenix to work and then spend the weekend.

As I looked out the front window I saw the setting moon high in the sky over Albuquerque, and it seemed unusually bright for a setting moon.

It’s really tough getting the blue in the sky when you bring out the long lens and you can see from the following image.

By the time the moon was ready to set  the early morning light accomplished its task and washed the moon out of the night sky.

It’s all about the light and the position of the moon and the ambient light.  Earlier this year I got a similar shot with the moon lower on the horizon.  You can see it here.

November 29, 2012 - 10:17 pm Erin - Love the shot of the moon. I remember those colors from Colorado nights in the southern foothills.

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