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Nicholas Holshouser
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 410, North Carolina, USA
06:15 am

Equipment Details:

Nikon D750, Nikkor f/5.6 200-500mm

Post-processing Details:

Adjusted color balance, exposure, shadows, and contrast to help bring out the thin moon. Shot at 240mm , 1/6 sec, ISO 400, f/6.3

Image Details:

Cool temperatures and clear sky enabled me to capture the 0.86% cresecent moon as it cleared the horizon along the blue ridge escarpment, 30 miles distant. From the Funnel Top Overlook (mm410) on the Blue Ridge Parkway south of Asheville, NC, the Tryon Ridge is prominent. The moon is mid-upper right. I was able to capture the moon just at it cleared the horizon and for about 15 minutes total before is disappeared into the brightening sky of morning.