In September several days before the full moon I had been trying for a time lapse of the rising moon behind some trees on the ridge east of us, but failed miserably as I was unable to get the trees in the right position. Then later, after dark, I stuck my head out to see if the garage door was closed and saw the moon was illuminating some fog rolling in, and broke fingernails getting the camera set up.
All comments welcome!
Is this a composite: No
Canon R5, 100-500 at 300, ISO 2500, f/16 (to try to get a little focus on the moon), 1/5 sec. This was the first guess at proper exposure to not blow out the moon and was incredibly underexposed. I moved the tripod and changed to a wider zoom before I got the exposure right, but then I decided I liked the composition better on this one. I salvaged it as best I could in LR, then to PS for denoise and to try for a TK mask to lighten the sky a bit. I couldn’t find a lights mask that worked but a darks 4 or 5 inverted did the trick. Output that to a curve and managed to lighten the fog a bit without trashing it too much.