There is a lot to be said for serendipity when taking photos. Earlier in the year after a planned excursion to photograph Japantown at dusk here in San Francisco, I was returning to my car when I saw a really bright street lamp out of the corner of my eye. Taking a double take I realized that it wasn’t a streetlamp in the distance, but the full moon rising over Geary Blvd. I was unable to set up my camera in time to capture traffic silhouetted against the moon, but I was able to get in this one photo. I had a very narrow opportunity to photograph the moon centered above Geary Blvd. as I was on a very narrow island in the middle of 5 lanes of a very busy street, making it too dangerous to shuffle around to reposition the moon. The moon moves much quicker than you’d think… roughly 4 degrees per minute. Something to keep in mind the next time the full moon catches you off guard.
[tags]Photography, San Francisco, Travel, Stock Photo, Full Moon[/tags]