Posted by
Jeffrey (Scottsdale, United States) on 27 October 2021 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

This is another photo made possible by the contribution of moonlight from a nearly full moon. Basically, each day before or after a full moon, the light reflected by the moon dims by approx. six percent.

In my experience, this means there's a window of opportunity consisting of two, maybe three days either side of a full moon that provide a meaningful increase in light falling on a scene.

I try to take maximum advantage of this opportunity each month, because I always have a backlog of scenes to photograph where more light will be helpful. I also try to take maximum advantage of the new moon each month, because there are scenes (admittedly few in number) that benefit from having less ambient light fall upon them!

A larger, higher resolution version of this photo can be seen here: https://i.imgur.com/s3of7Nd.jpg