I took this one the night of the full moon. I had originally set out to find a spot from which to capture the moon rising over the city, but quickly changed plans when the clouds made it apparent I wasn’t going to be seeing the moon this night. A short drive and a short hike, and I managed to capture this one from the opposite direction.
I didn’t have a tripod here because I didn’t particularly feel like lugging it up the mountain. The D800 surprises me yet again with the quality of photograph it is able to capture from natural lighting. I shot this one at f5.6, handheld, with a manual focus lens, and I honestly don’t think the results would have been any better at normal viewing if I’d been using a tripod.
Expect to see a few more from this series. This particular shot is an ultrawide from the 14mm Samyang lens. I shot a few telephoto pictures of this scene that should be interesting, as well as a panorama with my go-to 40mm landscape lens. I should have those up in the coming days.