Harvest Moon

I have been asked many times if I have placed the moon in Photoshop, if the picture is real, or if I have manipulated the image. I guess that is one of the problems with digital photography, people are not trusting anymore what somewhat capture in the moment. No, the image is not manipulated, is real, is the harvest moon. I have the opportunity to visit Death Valley in California in October a few years ago, I planned the trip purposely to capture the beauty of the harvest moon. In fact, if tonight you go outside, you can see the beauty of this time of the year. The moon appears on the early in the evening, just before sunset. Because of the time of the year, the moon appears huge, and bright, as well as, clear. I had the opportunity to take this image with a Hasselblad, and telephoto range lens in the Death Valley, just as the moon was raising, the light in the mountains was due to the sun, which was just minutes before setting. I remember the feeling of seeing sucha beautiful landscape. Yes, I wait, I wait for some time, hoping that the moon will appear over the fog to capture such image. It lasted just a few minutes, and I was able to capture a full role of black and white film. What you see, is what I considered the best of all my bracket images.