MoonriseMoonrise and Last Light on Half Dome
Yosemite National Park, California
Every year I travel to Yosemite around my birthday in May and my camera is always with me. One photo I have always wanted was the moonrise over Half Dome. At this point in my photography career I didn't know enough to calculate when this would happen and I just kept hoping I would be in the park at the right time to catch it. Although this evening wasn't that night I was excited when I saw the moon pop up over the meadow near Yosemite Falls.
I was driving back to our campsite with my girlfriend at the time when I noticed the moon and the last light on Half Dome. I immediately asked her to stop the car so I could take some photos. After receiving the evil eye ... she was hungry after all ... she relented and pulled over. I grabbed the tripod and snapped away as quickly as I could. It wasn't until she had been fed and the smile returned to her face that I was able to finally relax and enjoy the photos I had just taken.
Nikon D80 w/Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5:
27mm, f/4.5, ISO 320
(Please excuse the poor settings, I didn't really know what I was doing back then)