Thanks Roy. I did want to add but my computer was dying last night that yes the moon was planned for that early afternoon. When the workshop was going on two of the participants had some very apps and were able to predict within 1/2 degree of where it was coming up. Now I'm very very technical but not when it comes to gadgets. I thank them for the exact positioning. My technical stays in photography, I have spent my entire life really in photography. It was Ansel or Brett who said your only as good as your last image. I had a similar saying when I was a professional athlete and doing my photography your only as good as your last game or race. AS the great coach Wooden once said "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail!"
He was so right. My old professor said see the image on the wall, when you envisioning it or creating it. I guess its like a puzzle (when creating and image) find the composition first, then figure out what depth of field and focus you want then pick the right focal length to give it the most dimension then what kind of lighting is going to make come alive and enhance the elements. Last is there any special effects needed for it to go over the top. (like fog, shading from clouds, rain, snow).
Here is when when I was actually teaching the workshop. I do shoot al of these usually in color also. But thought it would be nice to BW since we all saw them by the old masters this way. Tim Wolcott