I am always excited when there is a full moon. I drove to several places this afternoon to scout out my "ideal spot" for tonight's event. I have found a new favorite.
Pending thunderstorms threatened to block the full moon, but I was happy to be out shooting. Keeping a positive attitude (not always easy when it is 108 in the desert), I set up the tripod and tested the settings.
I was disappointed by the cloud cover in the direction of the moon, but was able to get a few photographs before it was hidden. The sunset, however, did not disappoint.
Here are the photos, in the order that I took them. Running back and forth from sunset to moonrise!!
Thunderstorms on the way in and I was able to catch a lightning strike in the east.
Facing the northwest. The tower is at the Phoenix airport.
North east, big zoom, playing with the zoom lens to see what I could get.
The virga (the dark thin lines coming down from the cloud...rain!) near downtown Phoenix.
The moon peaks between the storm clouds for a moment.
My favorite is the view of the sunset light shining on clouds.