It’s rare to see earthshine on the moon here. Usually there’s too much moisture in the air. The dry cold showed it so clearly that I was lured to brave the biting chill and try for a capture without a tripod. I did have a wooden railing to prop on, but it was a test of determination and my best breathe and squeeze photography skills to steady the camera at a high angle.
The wind hurt my face and my freezing fingers were burning with pain by the time I gave up after seven shots. I wasn’t sure if I had anything at all. But it was worth the suffering when I found this pretty shot. I realize it’s not pro clarity, but it definitely shows the beauty of the moment that I wanted so much to share with you.