I’ve been wanting to experiment with some long exposure shots of the moon, and this is one of my first successful attempts. The strange, glowing streak in the sky can create interesting compositions with the surrounding elements.
This photograph was an hour and 4 minute exposure, shot from the pedestrian walkway on the Pennybacker bridge. It was a warm summer night, but the strong breeze on the bridge kept things tolerable as I waited for the exposure.
What I love about these types of long exposure photographs is the hint of unpredictability. One can do a surprising amount of planning, including using augmented reality apps to understand the exact path the moon and stars will travel, but there is still sense of anticipation and surprise when the exposure is complete and you get to view the final photograph.