Sometimes the picture you are looking for is in your rear view mirror.
Karen came into the family room and said "Quick...full moon and it is huge!" I grabbed the camera with the telephoto and ran outside....the moon was obscured by trees...the sun was setting so I only had a few minutes.
Jumped in the car and drove out on the two lane near our house...I was headed west into the sunset...as I looked into the rear view mirror, I saw the picture I wanted. It was a lone farmhouse with the moonrise directly above it. stopping the car in the middle of the road, I jumped out and grabbed a shot before the sun set...the timing was perfect. The warmth of the setting sun shown on the house and the setting sun low on the horizon lit the moon directly east. With the sun in the west and the moon in the east...the moon reflected the suns' brilliance for a brief time.
So often those adrenaline pumping almost accidental shots are the ones to treasure. I can stand and pose a picture in my minds eye...take all the precautions to correctly expose it, get the composition just right and hope for the best. But my minuscule attempts can never compare to Natures' display.
It was a short trip home and to the computer...I had my post for the day.
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