When I walked out to get the newspaper Thursday morning, I noticed the full moon as it was setting in the west. Technically, the full moon was a couple of days ago so it is really a waning gibbous moon. By the way, gibbous, as it relates to the moon, means “having the observable illuminated part greater than a semicircle and less than a circle.” The moon in the early morning (6 am-ish) light was a bit lackluster so I applied the dehazing filter in Adobe Camera Raw and that helped but I decided to convert it to black and white and it became a much more interesting shot in black and white. The shadows of the redwood tree branches to the right make me think of fingers reaching toward the moon.
Focal Length 850mm (600mm lens + 1.4xTC); ISO 100; f/5.6; 1/1000; exposure compensation: -1/3; high speed crop