Here is a "lay of the land" with the crescent moon over my house and garage. I used a higher f-stop number (smaller aperture) to try to get the moon and foreground objects in focus at the same time. This means I couldn't use my typical f/5.6, 15 sec, ISO 1600 settings that are so common, and had to play around with different combinations.
|f7.1, 6 sec, ISO 400, 31mm|
|f/9, 6 sec, ISO 400, 18mm|
|f/11, 5 sec, ISO 800, 55mm|
|f/9, 6 sec, ISO 400, 55mm|
I also noticed that my garage carriage lights have beams of light going UP the front of my garage. Since every house in the neighborhood has the same carriage lights, this is no doubt causing some light pollution. This development is sorta sneaky that way, there are very few street lights, which is nice - but it's because all the houses are built with light sensors on carriage lights that don't have their own off switch, I have to flip the breaker switch in order to turn my carriage lights off. I guess it's a trade off because I'd rather not have a bunch of street lamps.