Photo of the Day: Moonrise from the Hogsback

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I haven’t quite figured out how to shoot moonrise photos yet. I did take a pretty good one of the “strawberry moon” a couple years ago. That photo involved setting up a tripod in my living room and shooting it out the open door of our sliding glass doors. I know that tripods are the way to go with moon photos, but I need to fiddle with the settings on my camera (Canon EOS Rebel T6i) to investigate further.

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But we’ve had some pretty spectacular moonrises on the Old Mission Peninsula lately, and I shot this one over East Bay from the Hogsback (on Center Road just past the Smokey Hollow intersection) on my way out of town the other night. No tripod – just freehand from the hill.

My brother Dean Johnson’s farm is behind me to the west, and in front of me to the east is Dan Fouch’s farm.

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That’s when I knew the Gazette was something special, and those words encouraged me to keep moving forward to where we are now – a thriving online newspaper with lots of advertisers, readers and subscribers. Thank you, Ted, for taking a chance with the Gazette, and for your thoughtful respect when it comes to the history and legacy of the Old Mission Peninsula.

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