A waxing quarter moon is surrounded by delicate white clouds in a blue pastel sky. Half the moon is visible and appears as if it’s emerging from a sea of clouds.
Making this photograph was a journey of a few years. I've always loved watching the moon dart in and out of the clouds, and it always seemed to me to be like a ship traveling through a sea with white waves. So I always tried to catch the moon whenever I saw it but I never had much success. To be clear, much of this was due to my own limitations as opposed to the weather and the timing of the moon phases. I would start thinking about the image and resolve to go out and photograph when conditions next looked good. But invariably after a few days passed I would become distracted with other issues. I would forget about the moon and turned to make other images. However one day when I wasn't even thinking about it, a friend invited me out for a sunset in Mission Bay. As soon as I arrived, I saw these wonderful clouds moving inland and realized the moon was in perfect position.
Note that although half the moon is visible, it’s called a quarter moon because this occurs when 1/4 of the days in the lunar cycle have passed from the date of the new moon.
This photograph is available in a limited edition of 100 fine art prints. Each print is made to order with the highest quality pigment inks and fine art papers. They are signed and come with a certificate of authenticity. Small prints under 15" on the long dimension are excluded from the edition. If you have any questions about this specific image or my prints in general, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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