The Spectacular Moonrise Over Claycord

December 27, 2012 22:44 pm · 25 comments

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Thank you to MSoriano Photography for this stunning picture, which was taken tonight in Claycord.

Absolutely beautiful.

T15 December 27, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Great picture, but is that moon real?

Dorothy December 27, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Cold Moon rising.

Jeff December 27, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I’d also like to think this is Radar’s doing – and he’s telling us from above that he’s doing just fine. He is taking God’s pictures now.

GardenGal December 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Very cool picture!!!

Connie Dobbs December 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM

It’s composed like a Japanese woodblock print. Quite lovely.

Ancient Mariner December 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM

It makes it look like an Alpine village.

Ancient Mariner December 27, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Thank you, M. Soriano!
I looked at your website and you have many beautiful and well-taken pictures. You are obviously a craftsman!

Joe A December 28, 2012 at 1:34 AM

Castlevania gundam, I mean, Concord style.

Gladys Kravitz December 28, 2012 at 1:38 AM

I also thought of Radar. It’s nice how many people has made an impression on.

Antler December 28, 2012 at 5:55 AM


D December 28, 2012 at 6:01 AM

Great picture — I was thinking of trying to capture it last night, alas it was only in my mind until now..

Horse'n Around December 28, 2012 at 7:13 AM

Wow! Just beautiful!

Very Beautiful December 28, 2012 at 7:49 AM

What a beautiful picture. Thank you for sharing!

GoGo Gomez December 28, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Nice snapshot!

Dragon December 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Lovely picture! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Nikki P December 28, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Gorgeous to say the least

MSoriano Photography December 28, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Thank you Mayor, for posting.

And thanks everyone for the compliments! I’ve never met Radar in person, but have interacted with him here, in Claycord. talking shop. He was indeed in my mind since reading about his passing. He will be missed.

Yes, the moon is real.
And yes, the pink glow is real, it is called the “Belt of Venus”, an atmospheric phenomenon seen at sunrise and sunset. The blue shade below it is the earth’s shadow, sometimes called the “dark segment”.

Tech specs for the interested:
300mm, f/11, 1/13 sec. ISO-100
Canon 60D on tripod

The next full moonrise will be on January 26, at 5:24 PM. It’s the perfect time to try this, since the sun will set at 5:25PM, giving off a faint light on the hills, as the moon rises. The following day will be too dark, with the moon rising an hour later, at 6:24 PM.

I miss Radar too December 28, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Looks like Radar’s handiwork to me…

Let's Go Oakland December 28, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Hands down, the best moon of the evening.

Jeff December 28, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Thank you for sharing, M.Soriano. It’s a beautiful pic, and I am very thankful you reached out and provided it to the Mayor. Probably reminds a lot of us of Radar and the care he took in getting that “perfect shot”…….

kiarfy December 28, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Such a beautiful picture–a definite keeper. Reminds me of………….

jtkatec December 28, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Those colors are unbelievable!!! The gradiation of the dark blue sky to deep purples and the orange of the moon,

Palermo December 28, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Really gorgeous!

Parsnip December 28, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Beautiful capture! I love it when there’s just enough light left to detail the elements below, in this instance the homes. I lucked out one evening in Pacifica along the highway (no fog!). It looked like it was night above the horizon and still daytime below. Anyway, great photo.

teri December 28, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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