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At certain times of year the full moon passes directly behind the space needle. Last night and the night before were such nights. Unfortunately, it was cloudy both days, but last night literally hoards of earnest photographers waited it out and got lucky. A spectacular moon rose above the clouds. There must have been over 50 photographers with tripods elbow to elbow all along the rail at Kerry Park, all chatting away and checking equipment and settings. Then the moon peeked from between layers of clouds, and as it rose fully visible, a noticeable hush fell and all I heard was the clicking of shutters. It was really fun to meet other photo enthusiasts and hear their stories of places they've traveled to shoot. I'm hoping that by next year I will be better at correctly exposing a shot like this and maybe have Photoshop or Lightroom to help me out as well. Thanks to Frank Melchior, a photographer I much admire, for telling me about the specifics of this moonrise and for the inspiration of his shots which are always perfectly exposed.