My family and I were out at Preston Beach with friends tonight enjoying one of the last few days of Summer. I had checked the position of the coming Sturgeon moon ahead of time and knew that it would rise over Ram Island. The only potential issue I foresaw were the building clouds and deepening haze at the horizon that I worried might obstruct early views of the full moon.
As it happened, the haze did stick around past sunset and I had to wait until the full moon had risen well over Ram Island before capturing it as you see here. I still had my borrowed lens with me and I ended up shooting this at the maximum 400mm zoom in a vertical orientation as 7 individual images which were then combined into this panorama at home.