I caught sight of a full moon last week and had to take a photo. The neat thing was seeing the reflection of the sunset against the glass building at the same time. The orange reflections paired nicely with the warm glow of the moon. I happened to look out at that moment and did what every photographer would do when she sees something amazing—shriek and grab her camera.
The moon moves fast. It may not seem like it, but when you photograph the moon, you’ll discover the distance it can travel across your frame in a short period of time. Every second counts, so I was frantically setting up my tripod and camera to capture the image before it changed too much. Light clouds would drift in front of the moon and add an ethereal quality to the scene. I wanted to capture that before it was gone.
The longest reach I have on my telephoto lens is 200mm, so this is the closest I could get of the moon. For moments like these, I’d wish I had a longer lens.