Full Moon Landscape

Moonrise Over the Scapegoat Wilderness, Montana

As the full moon rose directly over this mountain peak, I could hear coyotes barking in the distance. Getting a good exposure of the moon and the land is a question of timing. As the full moon rises, it is not too bright compared to the land. Adjust the exposure to hold some detail in the moon itself, then brighten the foreground and darken the highlights to bring out the moon's patterns. This is all easier if you are working with a raw file rather than a JPEG. Learn more tips for getting good shots of the moon in Night Photography - Exploring the World After Dark, beginning July 7, 2020, in Missoula, Montana. Click here to register.