Moonrise through smoke clouds over Outeniqua Mountains, George, South Africa
Canon EOS 1DX Mark II with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens @ 145mm on Gitzo Tripod with Arca Swiss Monoball Z1 dp Ball Head.
ISO 800. 4,0 sec at f/5. Exposure set manually
There are currently huge fires raging in the Outeniqua mountains adjacent to the town of George. Whilst photographing some of the actual fires, the full moon rose up though a thick band of smoke clouds that were drifting across from the fires. The clouds sufficiently covered the moon to obtain a reasonably balanced exposure and at the same time providing dramatic lighting of the moon and the hazy sky above the mountains. It was really eerie.