Supermoon – January 1, 2018

My capture of the Supermoon reflecting over the Atlantic Ocean through cloudy skies.

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I was disappointed I wasn’t able to get ‘creative’, having come down with a head cold.

I am looking forward to fellow bloggers’ Supermoon captures and what creativity was accomplished!


22 thoughts on “Supermoon – January 1, 2018

  1. Looks good, Donna! I find it very hard to photograph the moon AND a reflection in the water – but you did it! – a very ‘silvery’ setting. We were challenged at our photo club gathering by low clouds – making me extra glad I got up early this morning to capture the setting moon. We have to grab the best that Mother Nature gives us, and be grateful!

    • Thanks Susan! It was heavy clouds all day so I really didn’t think there was a chance for a shot, but the clouds started thinning. I still had to wait an extra hour or so after sunset to get that capture. Yes, Mother Nature is in charge! 🙂

  2. A nice “moody” photo Donna!

    A photo tip for photographing the full moon. The best time to photograph any full moon is the night before the actual full moon. The moon will not be technically “full”, perhaps 98% or 99% full, but you can photograph it roughly an hour before sunset and thus get a perfect exposure of the darkening blue/purple sky, your foreground subject matter, and the moon itself! Here’s a great 4 minute video where Bryan Peterson explains how to do it. I have 3 of his books and use his technique whenever I plan a full moon rise shot..

    Happy New Year!

    • Thanks Steve! And especially for the moon photo tip! I’ll check out the video and see if I can do this on full moons, we’ve got another supermoon January 31. Happy New Year to you and your wife!

  3. You’re lucky you even managed to get a shot, much less such a beautiful one. I had an upset stomach and with the hills surrounding us, it’s very difficult to find a spot where the hills don’t obstruct the full moon before it disappears. I think our time zone has something to do with it, too, but I can’t seem to wrap my head around a lot of that technical stuff.

    I might try the tip that Stephen left above. Oh well! I looked at a chart that indicates another one next January (2019). We can always hope for better luck or opportunity. Or I could be confusing all this with the Lunar Eclipse coming up at the end of this month? Duuuh.

    • Thanks Gunta! You and me with the technical stuff, argh!

      We have another supermoon occurring the end of this month, January 31, that coincides with a lunar eclipse. I need to read/understand more about the eclipse to see what time it occurs but this phenomenon of the two in one day is the first in 150 years!

      • You’re obviously far better with the camera tech. I suspect that I am at least a decade ahead of you (in years), so the brain just doesn’t cope with details as well as it used to. But then I’m in it for the enjoyment, so I try to let go of that ‘need’ to be perfect! 

    • It was COLD. I’m visiting your neck of the woods. Hubby and I are in Garden City on the beach, took the photo from our balcony. The plan was to be going somewhere warmer than home in Maryland for the first of the year. Hmmmm…..that didn’t pan out too well.

      • Oh, my. It may be warmer but not by enough to care this week! It’s going to start sleeting/snowing here any moment. I hope you have a chance to get out and see some of the neat wildlife spots around there.

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