On December 23rd, I had headed out before dawn to capture the full cold moon setting with a plan to capture it besides the shining star atop the crane at the State Street Landing (watch for that image tomorrow morning). ¬†Before the moon could descend into frame, I found this composition of St. Michael’s Steeple, Grace Community Church and that shining star in between with the perfect colors of dawn painting the sky above.

As luck would have it, two birds came into the frame and broke up the otherwise empty sky.