Got a message from a photography friend about a location to photograph the full Moon rising over the Syracuse University campus last Tuesday night. For most of the day it did not look good with a solid overcast sky. Late in the afternoon, the cloud cover broke up and off I went.
While I did not get the photo I was looking for as I was late getting to the location (long story involving mistaken identity, fences and my iPhone saving the day). I did get the following photographs which I am thrilled with.
The photo above was planned to look that way. I knew if I exposed for the lights of the Carrier Dome, the shutter speed would be too long for the Moon. In fact, the Moon moved during the exposure and was blown out. In processing, I recovered the blown out regions as best I could and left the glow about the top of the Moon.
After getting my Moon shots, I turned my attention to the City of Syracuse. The beautifully lighted Most Holy Rosary Church was the natural subject to anchor this scene.
I will have to re-visit this location, a reservoir just south of Syracuse, again as I continue to chase the Moon.