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Crescent Moon, El Cap and Half Dome, Yosemite NP

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 16 April 2020 in Landscape & Rural.

I captured this rare image while helping Gary Hart with his Yosemite Spring Workshop in April 2011. Gary had calculated this crescent moon would rise at dawn between El Capitan (left) and Half Dome using topo maps and some advanced math (pre-software days).

I almost blew it as I forgot to turn-off my len's stabilizer. Fortunately I had two sharp frames and this one was the best! No worries about turning off stabilizers these days - at least with my Sony cameras/lenses.

What is the worst mistake you have ever or almost made (in your photography)? If you wish to reveal other mistakes feel free - we are all bored ;-)

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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 4 seconds F/11.0 ISO 200 300 mm

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