July 28. Moonrise over the Sierras. My first moon picture. The time was about 9:45 pm and it sure rises quickly - not much time to experiment. This one wasn't the clearest, but I liked it because of the silhouette of the mountains. Some I had too long of an exposure and were blurry from the movement. The intense color comes from the smoke in the air; there are fires in Kern county to the south of us. I think I will read up on how to do this better and experiment again next month. It was nice sitting outside on a comfortable summer evening.