Moon over City Hall San Jose California

Copyright © 2014 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

I met my friend Alex downtown last night to shoot the Moon over City Hall’s Rotunda. City Hall is comprised of the Tower where the Mayor has an office on the top floor, the plaza, and the Rotunda which has council and meeting rooms and a large space for events. The space and rooms in the Rotunda can be rented out for events such as weddings.

The Rotunda reminds me of an Observatory very much like those at Lick Observatory that sit high atop Mt. Hamilton which overlooks San Jose from the East high in the Diablo Range. Lick Observatory was the first permanently occupied moutain top astronomical observatory. I don’t know that reference is what the architech had in mind when he designed it though. I can’t find that information.

I shot the foreground then switched lenses then waited for the moon to come up, and exposed for the Moon to make the second frame then in post development I blended the two frames together.

Nikon D700| Tripod
Frame 1- AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm @ 24mm
Frame 2- AF-D Nikkor 80-200mm @ 200mm

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