I had read last evening's moon was 30% brighter and appeared 18% larger then ever before. I was glad when I received a text message from Phriend. We had to head off to the bay beach to try and capture this event. We arrived at sunset, which was a splendid show. We waited for the moon to appear and I can honestly say I do not ever remember watching the moon rise. I picked the perfect night for this first. The spectacular colors of the sunset were reflecting off the moon's surface creating a brilliant orange color.
While I really like the composition of the photo, clarity and sharpness are lacking. I had my settings at ISO 200, f/6.3, 30 sec. There was a strong cold wind blowing, which caused the camera to shake, even though it was mounted on a tripod. I should have raise my ISO to at least 1600 so I could lower my exposure time. I guess my brain was frozen as I didn’t even think of that while standing on the icey cold beach.