And this was the view of the Halloween blue moon rising over Children’s Island on October 31. I arrived at Crocker Park more interested in trying something new with focus stacking using a small pumpkin but, once the full moon appeared, I found myself in awe of the sight.

There was something about this moment with the moon not yet cleared of Children’s that made me immediately mark it as a favorite. The two boats moored in the harbor helped with a foreground element and broke up the otherwise empty harbor.

I ended up with multiple outings between October 29 and 31 – it felt good to be out shooting frequently again.