Friday (16-November-2012) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Night Sky in New Jersey: Waxing Crescent Moon at Dusk

I went out to check if the sky would be clear tonight for the Leonid Meteors, and saw the waxing crescent moon. I took this image with a Leica X2. The camera was set for black & white (natural). Since this camera does record raw (Adobe DNG) images, I was also able to process a color version. Let me know which image you like. Since the sky looks clear, I will have cameras out to capture some meteor images — and don’t expect to get much sleep tonight.

Late Fall Waxing Crescent Moon at Dusk. Image taken with a Leica X2 Camera (ISO 800, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). In camera B&W. (David J. Mathre)
Late Fall Waxing Crescent Moon at Dusk. Image taken with a Leica X2 Camera (ISO 800, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). In camera B&W. (David J. Mathre)
Late Fall Waxing Cresent Moon at Dusk. Image taken with a Leica X2 Camera (ISO 800, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec) (David J. Mathre)
Late Fall Waxing Cresent Moon at Dusk. Image taken with a Leica X2 Camera (ISO 800, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec) (David J. Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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