I went out twice this past week to capture the moonrise and ended up getting skunked by cloud cover both times. I waited over an hour on Friday night but the moon refused to show and I headed home empty handed.

Luckily, I still have 40 images of moonrises and moonsets in Marblehead that have not been published yet and pulled this one of a larger than life moon from a forgotten shoot in February 2020. The moon appears huge thanks to the use of a 400mm focal length which served to flatten the distance between foreground and background and make the moon appear larger.

I’m scratching my head as to why I went with the wider shot rather than this one when I returned home from this shoot with two different compositions to choose from. The wider one had some nice wispy clouds above the moonrise but, thankfully, this one was left behind to make up for missed opportunities this last week.