To see the world in a new way sometimes all you need is some different lighting. While out photographing moonbows last month, at Glacier Point lookout, I enjoyed watching Yosemite valley transform as the full moon rose above the horizon. To my amazement the moon low on the horizon painted the valley a subtle orange hue as you might expect to see during a sunrise. I shouldn’t have been too surprised as the moon merely reflects sunlight albeit at a lower intensity, but I was. Academically knowing that something like this happens hardly diminishes the wow factor of actually seeing it happen before your eyes.
Having seen numerous photos of Half Dome from Glacier Point I particularly liked how the shape of Half Dome was highlighted with a kiss of light by the moon under subtle star streaks.
The granite walls near Yosemite Falls took on a particularly intense orange hue from the earliest light of the moonrise.
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