Only one problem I didn't foresee (generally not a problem here in S CA) was a big cloudbank off to the east, which totally obscured any view of the moon. Oh well, best laid plans...
It wasn't a total loss, as the skies were beautiful and I got some exercise! I thought the cloud in the above shot was very strange looking.
Looking east... the moon should have been visible just to the right of this photo, but you can see how cloudy it was.
This is a very popular place to ride mountain bikes, and last night was not exception. They were zooming all over the place!
It became obvious to me at some point that the moon was going to be a no-show. Hiking back to my car, I stopped to take the fence shots (below). It was getting dark, so these are long exposure tripod shoots. I really like the way they turned out, and perfect for linking up with Theresa's Good Fences!
|Selective focus on the little red flower, and fully open aperture for a shallow depth of field, helped with this shot.|
|Big tree roots make this section of the trail interesting (although mountain bikers probably don't like them much!)|
Also linking with Skywatch Friday. For those who celebrate it, have a great 4th of July weekend!