I was walking home from shopping along South Broadway the other night, when I noticed this:
I’ve always loved it when the moon appears to be swinging from a star, and I’ve been thinking a lot about how to photograph the wintry trees in the Baker neighborhood.* So I stared at the sky for a while and then went inside and got my tripod and my camera. I don’t have a ball head on my tripod, which makes it difficult to take a vertical shot with the camera on a tripod. But I managed. This is a 10-second exposure, and it looks pretty sharp to me. I haven’t tried to print it to an 8 by 10 yet, but I think I will to see if the sharpness is good enough for that size print.
The original shot showed the cars parked on the street, but they were fairly bright, and I thought they diverted attention away from the sky.
*Given how early it was in the evening, the “star” was probably a planet.