New Moon & crescent of Venus | Andrew Dare

Photographer
Andrew Dare
Email
wanderingbear@mac.com
Location of photo
Cusco, Peru
Date/Time of photo
1926 Hrs 2nd Jan 2014
Equipment
Canon 7d with 20-200 f2.8
Description
I was hoping to catch both the new Moon & Venus together in a single frame, but with December - March being rainy season its a gamble if there are clouds or not. I was prepared & ready, and after the sun disappeared behind the mountains I managed 5 mins of viewing of Venus before it disappeared into the cloud & behind the mountain too. The added advantage up at 12,000 feet is the air is clear & the last of the suns rays create beams up through the mountains too.