Quick Shot: Moonrise

I've posted alot of bird photos as Quick Shots recently, so today I'm taking a break from birds to share a photo I took on Assateauge Island a few weeks ago. 

Although my primary goal was to photograph birds and horses, I had a great opportunity to also photograph a moonrise on the first day. My only regret was that I didn't control the foreground more!

I like this photo because it requires you to do a double-take. At first it seems to be a fairly common scene, but on closer inspection, a viewer realizes there is a large bright moon on the horizon. 

I converted the image to black-and-white to help the moon jump out of the scene. The same image in color lost some of the impact and the viewer might not realize what they were looking at. 

Shot with the Nikon D800 and Nikon 24-70mm lens.