So, the time to make moonrise shots was around sunset time, before it got too dark. The moon would rise early enough to make it happen. Who cares, or could tell, that it would only be 99.999% illuminated at that time?
|Lonesome Valley basalt butte and Granite Mountain (far horizon).|
Then, my attention was to the southeast, toward Mingus Mountain and the Black Hills, where the moon would appear.
It was a calm, peaceful late spring evening, and nobody was around. The Earth's shadow made its familiar gradation from blue to pink. Then the moon began edging over the horizon of the mountains. Perfect.
Then it was time to go back to my studio and see how I did. Now you can see, too.