Moonrise over the Trona Pinnacles.
After my first magical evening, I made two more jaunts to the Trona Pinnacles later that same week hoping to frame other perspectives especially from the far south end of the lake bed. Unfortunately, on both these occasions the light was nothing to feel good about. Furthermore the intensity of the wind gusts made setting up of the tripod very difficult so I walked around and explored handheld compositions with the 300mm telephoto.
Well…tired of watching this black beauty…please post some colors here….I really enjoyed your pictures from Varanasi
One trick I learned about photographing moonrises is that it is best to photograph it a couple of days before the full moon. On full moon day the moon rises right as the sun is setting. A couple of days before, the moon rises while the sun still has a few minutes to set. This gives you an ideal scene where the moon is coming up from the horizon while the golden rays of the setting sun paint your scenery.
That photograph was taken 2 days before the full moon.
The first one has almost unearthly splendor 🙂
Good Lord! Rajan,
What are you doing 20+ miles from the nearest anywhere?