Sunday, September 13, 2009


As I was walking down Blackstone Ave in Fresno in the 100+ heat I suddenly noticed this extraordinary sight before me: the moon rising through clouds in back of the Salvation Army Thrift Store.

In a panic I scrambled to locate my camera, then realized that it was hanging around my neck.

Utilizing my technical knowledge of my camera’s JPG technology I exposed this one photo—and this one only.

Over the succeeding days I’ve had time to contemplate just what makes this image stand out, while others, alas, so clearly fail. Some might call it fortune or luck, but for me it was simply a matter of being there, and being prepared.

Photo: Moonrise—Fresno, 2009

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