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Quick Shot – Supermoon

If you read my last post, you know I was not optimistic about shooting the supermoon. As it turned out, though not 100%, I felt well enough to go out. And the weather actually did cooperate, sort of anyway. As you can see, I did get a shot of the supermoon over Seattle. While I am pleased with this image, it is not exactly the one I wanted. From my vantage point in Manchester, on the west side of Puget Sound from Seattle, the moon rose right next to the Space Needle. That is the shot I had hoped for. But there were clouds on the horizon and the moon was not visible until about half an hour after moon rise. In fact, I captured this shot 31 minutes after the moon rose. And, I do have to admit, the clouds did present some nice color to the shot.

Anyway, I thought you might like to see what I came up with. After shooting the moon this evening, I’m now thinking of trying for a lunar eclipse shot in the morning. Is it moon madness?


6 responses

  1. Seattle Park Lover

    Not looking good for viewing the eclipse, but I plan to go out anyway just in case there’s a break in the clouds.

    January 31, 2018 at 12:21 am

    • Yes, I set my alarm for 5 a.m., got up and walked outside, looked at the sky, and went back to bed. Hope you were able to see something.

      February 1, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      • Seattle Park Lover

        Unfortunately no. I can’t see much sky where I live, so checked some webcams near where I intended to go and the clouds looked pretty thick, so I didn’t leave the house at all.

        February 2, 2018 at 11:16 am

  2. Heide

    It may not be the image you envisioned, but it’s still a gorgeous shot, Joe. Did you head back out for the eclipse?

    February 1, 2018 at 11:55 am

    • I planned to, had a shot planned out with the Glass Museum here in Tacoma in the foreground, but after getting up at 5 a.m. and finding the sky totally overcast, I went back to bed instead.

      February 1, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      • Heide

        What a pity about the overcast sky, Joe! But at least you remembered (unlike your pal here in Minnesota).

        February 2, 2018 at 3:42 am

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