We had clear skies, and I walked out to see if it was possible to see the Crescent Moon before it set. Not only was it easy to spot, but so was Venus to the upper left. I quickly drove to a place where I had a better view, and set up to take images. I got the Moon with Venus, and then switched lenses for the close up of the Moon. It was a beautiful evening, and the pair made a beautiful sight in the western sky. Photo details: Canon 40D DLSR, ISO 400.