This photo was taken on March 3, 2015 at 6:10AM
The location was from the back deck of my home in Bethesda, Maryland.
The "Take It!" came from getting up early on one of my day's off and having the chance to leisurely observe a near full moon give way to an arriving sun. All of this illumination being cast
upon fresh snow that had been falling starting in the afternoon before and finishing in the very early morning.
There is a peaceful beauty found in moonlight and especially in the contrast of the shadows that are non the clean white snow canvas that nature also can provide. Night time photos without
flash assist are hard for my camera to take - so had to wait for this time to get clarity of the moon between the trees and not yet have the intensity of a full sun rise.
Even though spring has arrived, this was hopefully the last blast of winter. The season was thankfully not been as severe as it has been elsewhere.
Here is hoping you take time to enjoy moonlight - whatever the season may be.
All the best,
Update 4/20/15: We recently received some back end upgrades to our website and experienced some downtime during the process. It was clear not many, if any of you, got a chance to see this
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