Moonrise On Piazzale Michelangelo
I’ll never forget this moment. My wife and I along with a friend of ours were in Piazzale Michelangelo overlooking Florence for sunset. Of course this was for my benefit and they were just there for the heck of it. Anyway, so I was busy firing away doing cityscapes with the afterglow and they were just chatting away and freezing their unmentionables when all of a sudden, I noticed another photographer whip his camera around. Our friend exclaimed “Hey look!” and then I saw it. As the sun was setting, the moon was also rising from behind us. I quickly set up my tripod in a new spot and fired a series of images. Now this is how I saw it but I had to composite two images together. The moon was shot at about 1/125th while the statue was around 1/30th. I also had to focus on the moon at infinity, fire away, then focused into the statue and got that image.