Got to the usual spot with plenty of time, and watched a pretty colorful if cloudless sunset make the front range mountains glow with oranges and yellows:
above and below shot with my iphone6, not too shabby....
Soon after the sun had disappeared behind the front range mountains, I saw the full moon begin to peek above the eastern horizon.
My angles were all wrong where I had pre-positioned the Sony A5000 camera with tripod beforehand!
There was much hurried re-positioning of camera and tripod as the light grew dimmer with the sun's afterglow fading. As to the title of the posting, all the shots I took were while being eaten alive by what seemed at times to be a cloud of mosquitoes! It was a warm muggy evening, and I had removed my helmet and riding jacket, which of course offered up more skin for the mosquitoes to sting!
Here's the best that I got, after post-processing and before the last shot which is a Photoshop composite of the first two photos below:
rig and the camera could be underexposed to capture detail on the moon.
Straight up shot of the moon, done with the below
Photoshop composite in mind.
Didn't really shoot a lot of shots, a total of only 34 shots with the Sony! For me, that's very few pictures. I ran out of usable light, the camera no longer could cope with the disparity of such a bright moon and lack of ambient light for the rig, and I'll admit it; I was chased out of there by all the biting mosquitoes!
one of the mosquitoes caught in the picture
The ride home was nice and cool in the breeze caused by the moving rig. The western horizon was still aglow with a very pale orange color still highlighting the front range mountains. It was, quite nice a view. Keeping a wary eye for wildlife which might be crossing the road, I made it home safe and sound.
I hope you like the pictures.
Previously: Monkey See, Monkey Do
Martha and I go Uraling on Trail Ridge Road