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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Crescent Moon Over The Harbor

Timing is everything.

With a little bit of research, and some luck with the weather, you can place the moon almost anywhere you like.

This is a picture of the waxing crescent moon setting behind the Pillar Point Radar Station. It was taken from the corner of Magellan Ave. and Mirada Rd. last night.

The waxing crescent moon is nearly between the sun and the earth and sets shortly after the sun does. If you catch it the first evening after the New Moon, you can include some lighter sky in your picture. 

The camera used is the Nikon D7000, 70-200 f/2.8 VRII lens, shutter speed 1/2 sec, aperture f/2.8, ISO 400.

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K February 24, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Awesome pic!
Kristine Wong February 24, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I'm also impressed at your ability to manipulate the moon like that, Stuart. Amazing photo. Will you teach students how to do that in your HMB Rec photo class? (Please?)
George Muteff February 24, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Sweet shot. Thank you.
Camden Swita February 24, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Looks like the Cheshire Cat.
Stuart Nafey February 24, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Thank you everyone. Yes Kristine, Night Photography is the focus for the first class next Thursday.

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