With a little bit of research, and some luck with the weather, you can place the moon almost anywhere you like.
This is a picture of the waxing crescent moon setting behind the Pillar Point Radar Station. It was taken from the corner of Magellan Ave. and Mirada Rd. last night.
The waxing crescent moon is nearly between the sun and the earth and sets shortly after the sun does. If you catch it the first evening after the New Moon, you can include some lighter sky in your picture.
The camera used is the Nikon D7000, 70-200 f/2.8 VRII lens, shutter speed 1/2 sec, aperture f/2.8, ISO 400.
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