Chasing a Super Moon

Well, my initial plan to photograph the Super Moon didn’t exactly work out as planned. I’m beginning to learn that as a photographer things don’t always work out as planned. As one of my professor’s would say “Plan your work, work your plan.”

In this case I did plan my work and tried to work my plan and it didn’t pan out as I expected. I figured a great place to photograph the Super Moon would be from a high vantage point. So, I drove out to one of my favourite places, Huckleberry Rock. My plan was to do a few tea cup shots with the sunset (I’m working on a project where I have to photograph my tea cup in 36 different compositions), and wait for the Super Moon to rise over the horizon. I literally ran the trail trying to catch up with the setting sun. By the time I reached my rock it was almost set below the horizon. Out of all my shots, this is my favourite and it doesn’t even have my tea cup in it!

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My tea cup sunset shots didn’t exactly turn out as I had envisioned. I’ll have to try again.

Here I am waiting patiently for the Super Moon to rise over the horizon…

iPhone, don’t even try to be like a real camera! Your ISO capabilities SUCK.
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A reflection of what’s behind me

I waited and I waited. I even Instagrammed, Facebooked and Tweeted waiting for the moon to rise. But it got dark. Just as I had run the trail in, I ran the trail out. My eyes fixated on trying to find the next blaze to find my way back to the Sube.

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Look familiar? It’s the tree from my Perfect Tree photography project!

I got in the car and drove home. I couldn’t see the moon anywhere! Finally, as I rounded a corner and declined down a hill there it was! These photos aren’t what I expected but I think they turned out pretty cool. The moon looks the biggest as it’s rising over the horizon. I missed my opportunity! I should have found a low lying field with a low horizon to photograph the moon instead of a higher elevation. It’s all about learning!

Hello Super Moon
Hello Super Moon

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Kimbo says:

    I think what you did get was wonderful! You can always get a great sunset, but the Moon is a different story. Well done!

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