California Oaks and Crescent Moon

Posted by Don Smith (California, United States) on 17 November 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

This is an image I made a couple weeks ago near my home in San Benito County, California. This is a straight shot captured at dusk, not much post work needed other than converting the Raw file. I was driving in the country looking for potential images when I noticed this crescent moon. Problem was, the moon was too high in the sky when viewed from level ground; then I spotted a road which wound up a hill and paralleled it through a canyon. This new perspective in essence brought the moon closer to the horizon line. The late Galen Rowell used to make a game of setting and unsetting the sunset by changing his perspective - I just played the same game with this moon. As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts. I captured this image while testing the Canon 28-300mmL lens - so far I'm impressed! To see more of my images, please visit my website at

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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
4 seconds
ISO 200
100 mm

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