I woke up about 3am Sunday to find unusual light coming in the windows. Looking out I saw the backyard filled with dark, velvety shadows and silverly light in the center–moonlight. There is so much artificial light in my life I seldom notice moonlight. I like to look at the moon, but moonlight is not usually part of my life. I thought about it all day Sunday and resolved to wake up at 3am again and try to get a photograph.
Waking up was the easy part. It’s very difficult to photograph what you can’t see. I shot four pictures, using different settings each time, and no ability to frame the pictures. They all looked black at first sight, but thanks to the magic of Photoshop, I was able to capture my backyard in moonlight.