Moonrise Over City Hall in Bay City

Last night the stars were aligned (that is the moon…) with Bay City Hall.  The rising moon seems larger and a bit orange because we see it through lots more atmosphere when it is low to the horizon. A full moon came up just after sunset on May 27, 2010.  This was taken from atop Veterans Bridge in Bay City, Michigan with the equivalent of a 825mm lens. To keep the image sharp, I used the self timer at 2 seconds to allow the camera to stop jiggling after I pressed the shutter release. I used a Nikon D300s with a 200-400 F4 lens mounted on a tripod. The exposure was a 1/2 second at f/5.6 at ISO 200. I used Kenko’s 1.4 teleconverter. © Kent Miller