When I went out earlier this week to Canyon Lake to watch the sunrise, the near full moon was setting behind me. Because of camera limitations, it is difficult to capture the bright moon and dark desert in one photo. I took several photographs exposed for the moon and several photographs exposed for the rest of the desert. This image represents my attempt of putting the best two photographs together to match the beauty I saw.
The photographs used to make this were taken Wednesday morning near Roosevelt, Arizona. They were taken with a Nikon Z5 camera using a NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lens. (Main Photo: 1/50 sec at f/4.5, ISO 12800, 125mm. Moon: 1/640 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100, 400mm). It was created in Adobe Photoshop and edited in Adobe Lightroom.