Among the more amazing, painfully obvious things I’ve said to myself in the process of learning to take a photograph happened in the Alabama Hills last month on the camping trip when I said indignantly, “Wait, that looks like sunset.”
As the full moon rose up to the south east, we were preparing dinner over the campfire. The moon was massive, and though I had little interest in capturing full moon shots, we decided to try to get some moonlight/star shots anyway. It was gusty though, making my light tripod shake in the gusts. I managed to get one shot that wasn’t blurry. It isn’t very good, but I did find the filtered light effect interesting and I needed something to blog about. (And ironically doesn’t include the moon.) I was outraged to see that it looked simply like the last rays of sunset. Before the sentence above was even out of my mouth I realized what I was saying…. duh. Science.