Morning Moon

It wasn’t to long ago that on a Tuesday morning at 6:08 a.m. I’d be out with some of my fellow cyclist buds rotating around the Silver Lake reservoir. Of late if I’m up at this time (which is pretty common any day of the week) I’d be gearing into the morning routine: putting the coffee on, refreshing the animals’ water and food bowls, scooping the litter box, getting the paper, remembering my name, and wondering why is it again that I’m up before the dawn.

Instead I broke out the camera and tripod for another scintillating chapter in my ongoing attempts to photograph a full moon without it looking like a hole in the velvet through which light’s streaming. And with earth’s solitary natural satellite sinking slowly in the northwesterly sky over the Micheltorena ridge, I finally got something in the form of f5.6 at 160th with my 70-300 Tamron cranked fulll-out:


Sure it’s super-cropped and blownout from its actual size* and it won’t win any awards, but at least there’s some detail in its surface, which is a far, far better snap I’ve done in aaaaaalllll my previous attempts.

Good morning.

*Click for actual size.


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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."