By the Light of the Moon

Last one from the night of November 5th and a different type of image than what I normally share. As I walked along the causeway exploring the best angle to capture sunset over the harbor, I spotted the moon and quickly realized I could probably line it up with one of the lamp posts.  I walked to a spot where I could get the moon 'just right' and took two quick shots - first focusing on the lamp post and then the moon. It's impossible to get a single shot like this in focus for both objects given the incredible [...]

By |2022-11-16T23:05:02-05:00November 17th, 2022|Categories: moon|Tags: , |1 Comment

Bright Stars and Dark Moon

Well that was a fun morning! I mentioned in my other posts this week that I had gone out on Sunday to catch an early view of the nearly full beaver moon rising as I was unsure if I would have a chance to capture it in the days ahead. With a total lunar eclipse occurring as the moon set (and the sun rose) this morning, I made sure to plan ahead with predicted tracks and lighting and clouds. I had my gear ready to go and set an alarm for 5am in the hopes of getting to see and [...]

By |2022-11-08T19:07:42-05:00November 8th, 2022|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Tinkering with the Moon

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 [...]

By |2022-10-09T19:31:39-04:00October 9th, 2022|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Landing the Moonrise (or A Last Minute Pivot)

I had a plan for tonight's full Hunter's moonrise after checking the expected location using an app. I figured that if I set up at Crocker Park, I would be able to shoot the moon coming up over the Corinthian Yacht Club and might luck out with some foliage in the park as a nice foreground element. Well, I was set up and waiting for the moon at 5:59pm when it rose a good distance away from where I had expected it! I decided to get a few shots from there as the sun was still illuminating the foreground boats [...]

By |2022-10-08T19:00:36-04:00October 8th, 2022|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Moonset over the Harbor

In a month when I did not expect to shoot the moon once, I somehow managed to capture the Harvest moon twice at moonrise and once at moonset! Of these, the most planned out was the moonset on Saturday morning when I woke at 5:15 and drove across the causeway to Chandler Hovey Park. I had mapped out this spot as giving me the best composition with the setting full Harvest moon adjacent to Abbot Hall. I arrived to find two other photographers had similar ideas in mind and was awed by the deep orange/pumpkin color of the moon (likely [...]

By |2022-09-12T06:44:33-04:00September 12th, 2022|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Football Moon

The full Harvest moon was slated to rise during the first Marblehead High School football game and I wasn't sure how I would be able to capture it. As luck would have it, the moon appeared during halftime and I quickly found this spot near the end zone lining up the full moon between the goal posts. Currently working on shots from the game. Watch for the Story when I'm done...

By |2022-09-09T21:49:37-04:00September 9th, 2022|Categories: Football, moon|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Folger Point Moon

Last night we embarked on the Finback out of Salem harbor to celebrate our amazing staff at Asthma and Allergy Affiliates (my full time job is as a physician there). I hadn't realized until earlier in the day that the moon would rise just as we motored out of Salem harbor so I came prepared with my new favorite lens and got to work trying to capture the nearly full moon from a moving boat. This was a tricky shot with constant adjustments to settings to compensate for the boat but, as we passed Folger Point, I lucked out with [...]

By |2022-09-08T21:59:37-04:00September 9th, 2022|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Harbor Lights

On Thursday, August 11th, I headed out to Crocker Park to capture the last supermoon of the year. I had plotted out the sturgeon moon's rise just to the left of the Eastern Yacht Club from this spot and decided to shoot from the benches on the small hill at the park to gain a bit of extra elevation and help separate the boats in the harbor.  This was a tough shot to get and required a wide open aperture to capture enough light for the final image. As it turned out, I am currently working on my 2023 Marblehead [...]

By |2022-08-13T13:49:10-04:00August 13th, 2022|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Moon Light

I knew this one was going to be tough. The biggest moon of the year (the proverbial supermoon) was due to rise 30 minutes after sunset. That's an eternity of lost light and would make for a very technically difficult shot but also made compositional options difficult. With the moon being so much brighter than anything around it, the foreground elements would end up lost short of some multi-exposure tricks. Then it dawned on me that Marblehead Light was still draped in led lights from the Independence Day holiday so I planned out my location at the edge of Fort [...]

By |2022-07-13T22:05:15-04:00July 13th, 2022|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Eastern Moon

The strawberry supermoon will technically be full tomorrow morning but the timing of its rise relative to sunset favored shooting the 99% full moon tonight rather than tomorrow. With that in mind, I headed out to scout out locations starting off at the Little Harbor Lobster Company before deciding on Crocker Park.  I had figured the moon would rise over the Eastern Yacht Club from this spot but, when it finally broke over the clouds just at sunset, it was too far to the right. I quickly packed up and walked briskly down to Ferry Lane. I spotted the moon [...]

By |2022-06-13T21:31:31-04:00June 13th, 2022|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |0 Comments