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Robert Rath

366 Days of 2012, Day 233 - Waxing Crescent Moon

Tonight I had a plan!

Moonset was all set for 8:40pm thanks to the ever reliable universe. At 8:10pm I headed out with my camera with an idea to capture the crescent dipping into the ocean. I arrived at my destination, looked out to the horizon. Nothing!

Peering into the blackness I could just make out a glimmer of light edging clouds in the distance. The moon had set behind clouds and my plans were thwarted!

Ever hopeful I set up anyway with the camera pointed in the direction I expected the moon to be. I waited a while and then it appeared. For a about 60 seconds the moon appeared through a gap in the clouds and I was able to take this image exactly half way. Once below the lower cloud bank I never saw it anymore.

If you look closely in in the dark bottom tones you can just make out the horizon which I had originally planned to capture.

Photo: Robert Rath, '366 Days of 2012, Day 233 - Waxing Crescent Moon'. 4.0s f/4.0 ISO3200 200mm

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