The problem is, once you've done one Moon rise, you'll want to see more! The trick with this stuff is only to try and capture these shots as the Moon rises or sets, at all other times, it's too high and usually too bright. The atmospherics layer dulls the Moon's brightness and makes photography possible, add a big zoom lens into the mix and you can create some truly surreal images.
Of course, shots like these don't just happen, well that's not true, you can be lucky but these shots were planned for weeks in advance, apps to figure out where the Moon will set and where best to see it from were consulted, weather forecasts followed and since this was on Christmas Day 2014, alcohol was shunned and I'm glad I did, as the inset pic above won me the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year - Urban category and both were shortlisted in the Astro Photographer of the Year.
Our wee Castle is always a favourite to capture the Moon alongside
But Inverleith Park is fast becoming a hot spot for the rising full Moon. In fact, if you are nippy, you can catch the Moon over the horizon from Arthur's Seat then making a swift exit, get to Inverleith in time for it appearing over the buildings of the city.
And we mustn't forget the Forth Bridges...