Catching a sunset through the keyhole arch at Pfeiffer Beach requires some patience. There are only two months in an year where it can be done and then you have to compete with hundreds of other enthusiastic photographers for real estate, especially on the weekends. However, catching a moon set through the keyhole arch is even harder, since there are only a few days in an year when it is possible. Even harder is catching it with the milky way in the right position as the window of time is so limited. Adding factors like fog and other weather uncertainties, it really requires perseverance. Ever since Michael Shainblum's 'Temple of Moonlight' was published, I was inspired to have my own stab at it. But at that time I hadn't even seen a milky way, nevermind shooting one above the famous sea stack while the moon set through the arch. However, a few months of research, practice and Escaype service and I was able to be luck enough to capture it.
Clear sky forecast by #Escaype