On this 1st of January, I wanted to capture a picture of the rising moon peeking out behind the bare branches of the trees that lined Silver lake. But the entire length of trees that lined the eastern sky had branches that were far to thick to make for a pleasing image of this type of shot. Soon after determining this, I was ready to turn around and hop back in bed for a quick nap to recharge my batteries, as the New Years eve tradition of a group of my friends, of going to a movie (we saw "The fighter" - EXCELLENT film) then coming home and watching the ball drop went a bit long, as the 46 bus NEVER showed up, and all of us who needed this bus to get home, had to wait almost an hour for the next bus. So I missed seeing the ball drop (rats!!), missed getting 6 hours of sleep, and turned out, missed getting a moonrise shot. But deciding to do a quick reconnaissance of the area first (well actually not so quick as the snowfall from all the storms we'd had hit us since Christmas, left the snow even along the pathways up above your knees). Now in the dim predawn light it seemed to me that this spot above all others held potential for a nice shot come sunrise - if I could remain awake and alert long enough to take it.
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