At least for me, this was the best location and the best shot I had during our attempt to capture the latest supermoon. Clearly there is not a moon in this photograph. That would be entirely my fault. Every other mountain road in the area always seems to reach a plateau and have a view to the east. Not this road.
Of course the entire problem started with me searching Google Maps for a structure/building/feature that could serve as a foreground element for the supermoon. The Oma Dam seemed like a good idea, except that it is nestled deep in a canyon with steep sloping hills surrounding it. This was not evident until we made it to the location.
The next brilliant idea? Keep driving north and up. The road seemed to reach to top and at the very least hills in the distant foreground would have to do. I was warned this would not be the case with this road. Press on I said. 30 minutes later, we were left enjoying the sunset and hills in the complete opposite direction of the eventual rising moon. Oops.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO100, 165mm, f/8, 1/6 sec
Georgetown (CA), Layered Hills, Pines, Sunset. Georgetown, CA. August 10, 2014. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.