YES I *DID* TAKE THIS PHOTO
I pushed every ounce of pixels that I could tonight out of my D300 with my little (and somewhat archaic) 35-105mm lens. The first time I went out, the moon was just visible and it was pinkish-orange. My lens fogged up after two shots.
I went back outside later–the moon was higher in the sky (good–less atmosphere to shoot through), and the lighting was very even. Not much wind. “I might have a shot,” I thought.
Several shots went into this effort. The effect is nice–and while I cannot compete with people shooting telephotos or through telescopes, this shot is, uniquely, mine. And now I can share it with you. The final blue moon of the year–and the last blue moon for a couple of years (I hear).
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