I was out early this morning to capture the moon as it set behind Horsetooth Rock. Mid to late October is a good time for this exercise – the moon, earth, and the Rock align to give some good images of the moon as it sets. This morning was exceptional because the sunrise came a few minutes before the moon set, providing light to illuminate the face of Horsetooth. As you can see from the first photo, both the moon and Horsetooth are well lit, and provide a great combination.
As Janet and I were returning from dinner out last night, she noticed the full moon reflecting off the water of ponds we passed by on our way home. She suggested it might be nice to capture the reflections. So, I packed up my camera and tripod, and ventured out into the night. The image I came up with has a nice combination of the moon showing attractive flares, reflections on the water, and the branches and leaves of cottonwood trees lining the pond.