With this month’s full moon, also known as the Sturgeon moon, I sought out a new spot from which to capture the rise. I charted the expected location of its ascent and decided to use Marblehead Rock as my landmark with which to anchor the moon to a familiar spot. I set up and waited for the moon to rise above a low marine layer of clouds. Once it did, I started shooting – first wider shots to include the entire island and then closer shots.
As the moon climbed in the sky, a boat came by on the way back to harbor. I quickly changed settings to be able to capture the fast moving boat and grabbed a series of images. This was a favorite as the man in the boat can be seen staring up at the rising moon (and seemingly forgetting about the fishing pole in hand). I also liked the color of reflections coming off the boat’s lights which mimicked the color of the full moon.