Two nights ago. Nearly full moon. My camera was with me. I looked up and saw the clouds backlit by this moon. The clouds did a strange dance passing to across the face and then actually coming back from the other direction to recross. I had my long lens with me. Quantaray 70-300mm Tele Macro lens on my Nikon D3000. I pulled the car over around midnight under a tree protected from street light noise. No tripod as usual. Most of the shots were a blur. I could feel the camera bouncing from my heartbeat during the 3-6 second exposures, while balanced against the driver side door. Somehow, some of them actually came out not blurred. Have I mentioned that I love photography yet? I have never captured a decent shot of the moon…not once. I don’t know why. I just never figured it out. I finally found F20 and 3 second exposure for when it was slightly clouded. And then down to somewhere around 1/10 of that perhaps when it was fully bright. I just sat there in silence, seat reclined, waiting for those right moments, knowing as always, that only a handful of the many shots would be worth looking at. Below are the ones I felt worth sharing. Click on any of them and you are taken to WordPress’ gallery where you can click down the lower left to see the pics even larger if you wish.