The shot above was my first attempt to capture the 'rusty' full moon earlier this week. But in my haste to get outside i'd turned a dial and it filtered out the natural color except from the edges. So i reset and took a couple of more, conscious that it 'rises' fast and would lose the color(caused by haze from across the ridges wildfires drifting here) as it rose. So this second one is not framed well but it shows how deep the color was.
Finally a shot i'm happier with even tho the color was starting to change.
Now i haven't done any editing to any of these, but i think the first two probably could become 'better', more striking images with a bit of creative cropping, but if i hadn't hobbled outside (just moments before i'd re-strained an already aching knee) to get what i could...i'd have nothing to work with would i? Both of my photography 'mentors' always emphasized the importance of getting what you can recorded when you're working against the clock---and with natural phenomena, animals and candid shots of people--you are always racing the inevitable movement, change time will bring.
And of course, that's true of many aspects of life on earth. (Sigh) My youngest turns 34 yrs old today, so time and change on my mind.