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This was the second attempt at getting a photograph of the Moon set over San Francisco for Andy and I. When I left the house at 5AM to make the hour drive the Moon was clear and bright, and in San Jose, CA there was no fog. That wasn’t the case by the sea. There was a thin layer of fog over the city, and the longer I waited for the moon to set the thicker the fog got so, by the time the Moon set the city was nearly invisible.
This is a composite of two frames blended. The city is the very first photo I took and 3 minutes later I exposed for the moon and that’s what I’ve blended here.
Nikon D700| Nikkor 70-300mmVR @ 270mm| 2f11| ISO 160| Manual Mode| Tripod| Release Cable| The city was an 8 second exposure, and the Moon was a 0.6 second exposure