On Friday night, I went location scouting in San Francisco for Saturday’s full moon. I didn’t find what I was looking for, so Saturday I went to my backup location on pier 7 near the Ferry Building. One reason to go to there was to avoid taking the same images I took back in 2011 when I was shooting the full moon near pier 14 (link).
It always amazes me how fast the moon rises. This is very noticeable when the moon moves around a distant object such as the horizon, a building or a bridge. Here I tried to get the moon balancing on the suspension cables. I’m happy with the picture, although it was taken just a bit too late and the moon doesn’t touch the cable anymore.
Once the moon was up in the dark sky, I turned around and saw all these leading lines pointing towards the TransAmerica pyramid. For special occasions, the tower’s beacon is turned on. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case that night.
On the way back to the car I saw my girlfriend standing in the cold wind with the Bay Bridge and the full moon behind her. I couldn’t resist to take a picture. I shot this with the lens wide open and the bokeh adds a nice touch. I really like the result.
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