Carrying on with my moon-somewhere-in-the-frame photo series.
Long work days in the winter provide an opportunity to experience early moonrise well before final sundown. The first image, although it looks very dark, was taken at 4 in the afternoon with the M.Zuiko 40-150 R on the E-P2. In post I added 40% red filtration to dramatically darken the sky. The photo was taken right in front of my office building, sighting over a tall crepe myrtle that had gone to seed but had yet to be pruned for the coming spring.
The second was taken later in the evening as I was about to head into a 6pm meeting. That meeting is for a volunteer group I belong to.
All of this made for a long, long day. Here it is, with me not even back to work a full week, and I already feel like Christmas was months ago, not last week. I'm definitely going to need a lot more camera therapy in 2012 than I had in 2011.