Today's sermon was titled God's Idea and the basic message was that all that we have and our freedom in life are because of God's idea(s). For many of us, one of God's ideas that is particularly awe inspiring is the creation of beautiful sun and moon rises. For sometime I have wanted to get a moonrise over the lake. Yesterday evening was almost clear and with the lake well frozen I easily could get to a good spot and set up my tripod and camera. Because the moon is so bright, it is difficult to expose both the surroundings and the moon effectively. My idea was to actually shoot the surroundings in the twilight before the moon arose above the tree line. First shot: Nikkor [email protected], f20, 8 sec. I then waited 20 minutes (10 degrees and windy) on the lake and took the second shot zooming in on the moon, Nikkor [email protected], f 5.6, 1/40 sec. The 2 shots were then merged together. Full moons are really good idea of God's.