Somehow I had convinced myself that the full Hunter’s moon was last night and ran around to three different spots capturing the moon rising well before sunset. Then I realized this afternoon that the moon was only at 100% as of 4:55pm. With that in mind, I pulled out my app for predicting the moonrise and came up with two options – Childrens or Tinkers…

I decided to check out Tinkers first which meant driving to Spray Avenue and bringing along my longest zoom lens. By taking advantage of the full 400mm length of the lens (and cropping a bit afterward), I knew the image would be compressed thus making the already large full moon appear even larger against any foreground elements. Then I just had to wait and start clicking.

This image with a brilliant orange full moon (the color comes from light reflected by the setting sun) was my favorite but I took photos every second or so with plans to capture the full moonrise and make it into a timelapse.

Having shot the freshman, JV and varsity football games as well as the not-so-full moon last night and now this outing, I’m going to shelve the timelapse to tomorrow…