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I usually check out the sky first thing when I wake up so, this morning when I raised my blinds and saw the Moon with Saturn shining in the cloudy sky I realized they would be lining up high over the lake, and footbridge.
So, I got dressed, grabbed a quick cup of tea, and slice of toast and headed to the lake.
It was still dark when I arrived. The Geese weren’t even up yet! I kept my eye on the sky and clouds. It didn’t look too good when I got down to the lake. The Moon was completely blocked by the clouds, but I hoped for pockets, and breaks and just after dawn the clouds cleared enough.
I used a wide angle lens to be able to capture this whole scene so the Moon, Saturn that little white dot to the right of the Moon, and the fainter Antares below the Moon to the right are really teenie.
I was thrilled there was color this morning too.
This is a single frame processed in Photoshop CS6.
Nikon Df| AF-D Nikkor 24mm f/2.8@ f16| 15seconds| ISO 500| Manual Priority| Tripod|
Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film
More to come…
6 thoughts on “Waning Crescent Moon and Saturn over Vasona Lake”
Beautiful capture! Love the tranquility it captures …
Thank you so much for this lovely comment Greg!
A doubly wonderful photo~ beautiful and peaceful in its own right, plus you captured the moon and Mercury! Cool 🙂
Thank you so much Melissa!
This is a very beautiful place. You did a great job.
Thank you so much Dan!!