Moonset over San Francisco

Moonset over San Francisco

Moonset over San Francisco, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

The view of San Francisco Bay out to the west from Indian Rock in Berkeley was a bit hazy. But the setting crescent moon and nearby Jupiter and Venus were very special. I spent a little more than an hour photographing the descent of the moon. I varied the exposure time between one and three minutes as the light faded. I also varied the interval between exposures, with a gap between the early exposures and none at the end.

I stacked all the exposures together using the Photoshop Statistics action. I think my computer took more time thinking about combining the nineteen exposures than they took to expose in the first place. Well, it seemed that way.

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