A full moon rises over the Chugach Mountains and the Knik River in Southcentral Alaska.

I used the Photographer’s Ephemeris to find out where and when the full moon would rise over the Chugach Mountains and the frozen Knik River on this particular night. The 20 mm lens was stoped down to f/11 to create the starburst effect of the light from the moon. Originally, I was worried that the ground fog would obscure my chances of getting a good photo. But eventually it cleared in time and adds to the mood of the photo. I love how it is illuminated by the moonlight.

Photographer: Ray Bulson
Ray Bulson Photography

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Ray Bulson is a freelance photographer based in Eagle River and specializes in fine art nature photography. He has been photographing for thirty years. His fine art landscapes have been exhibited at Ptarmigan Arts Gallery in Homer; North America Nature Photography Association’s (NANPA) Fine Art Exhibit; Rarefied Light; and the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers’ alaskaWILD shows. Corporate collectors include Providence Hospital and Ashland Chemical. Ray teaches several digital photography and post-processing workshops in the Anchorage area. He currently serves as President of the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers.

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