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Moon over Fort Sewall

One more shot of the full moon that rose on the first day of Spring. I had decided to shoot the moonrise from Fort Sewall and was really hoping it would appear low on the horizon to frame it behind Childrens Island. Thick haze forced me to shoot a different composition which I was happy with and, after capturing the shot, I decided to head back to my car. On the way down the hill, I kept looking back over my shoulder and stopped in front of Fort Beach when I spotted the moon positioned behind the great tree at [...]

By |2019-03-24T21:18:55-04:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |18 Comments

Old North Church and the Vernal Worm Moon

On Wednesday morning, the super vernal worm moon was due to set under clear conditions and I had planned out a spot at Chandler Hovey Park from which to capture this image. I have many images of the full moon setting besides Abbot Hall but have only managed to capture the moonset beside Old North Church on two other occasions - and one was marred by clouds. I could not have asked for better conditions or light with the moonset taking place just before sunrise. The vernal worm moon (so named as this is the first day of spring) set [...]

By |2019-03-20T17:41:56-04:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |19 Comments

Vernal Worm Moon over Childrens Island

The super full vernal worm moon rose tonight over Childrens Island and I wasn't the only one who headed out to Fort Sewall to watch (and capture) the brilliant sight. I arrived to find much colder and windier conditions than expected and setup among a few other brave souls there to see the first full moon to rise on the spring vernal equinox in years. It took a while for the full moon to appear over the haze but I felt fortunate it did so while still in the frame I had settled on. I wanted to include the larger [...]

By |2019-03-20T19:31:38-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Lunar Eclipse over Marblehead

A full blood moon lunar eclipse is set to take place tonight just past midnight (peak at 1/21/2019 12:16am EST). I'm hopeful that this front over us will disappear by then but it is also bringing along sub-arctic air as it passes. I looked back at the last time I captured a lunar eclipse over Marblehead - September 27, 2015. I had shared an image from this night with Abbot Hall in the frame but had also captured the view of a red moon surrounded by stars with a borrowed super telephoto lens. Thought I would share it this morning [...]

By |2019-01-20T09:24:25-04:00January 20th, 2019|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Moonlit Reflection (a composite)

I went out to capture the full cold moon rising behind Marblehead Light tonight under very challenging conditions. The moon began its rise more than an hour after sun set on the shortest day of the year and so I had to find a vantage point that had its own lighting to help showcase the moonrise taking place within Marblehead. With the lighthouse decked out in lights for the season, I decided that would be the best foreground element and found that the Dolphin Yacht Club offered a perfect spot from which to capture the moon.   As I continued [...]

By |2018-12-23T19:27:42-04:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Crossing the Light

I went out to capture the full cold moon rising behind Marblehead Light tonight under very challenging conditions. The moon began its rise more than an hour after sun set on the shortest day of the year and so I had to find a vantage point that had its own lighting to help showcase the moonrise taking place within Marblehead. With the lighthouse decked out in lights for the season, I decided that would be the best foreground element and found that the Dolphin Yacht Club offered a perfect spot from which to capture the moon. I set up just [...]

By |2018-12-23T19:21:05-04:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Christmas Moon

I had been planning this shot of a Christmas moon for nearly a year and everything came together perfectly tonight to capture the view of the full cold moon rising above this Christmas tree at Doliber Cove.  The planning began last December when I spotted this perfectly lit tree at the end of the pier on Doliber Cove. I used a moon planning app to figure out where the full moon would rise and realized I would have a perfect vantage point from Crowninshield Road. As it turned out, the moonrise wasn't due until January 1 and I had assumed [...]

By |2018-12-22T17:36:02-04:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |50 Comments

Top 10 of 2018 – #7 Unbelievable Moonrise

I captured two images on January 1, 2018 that would end up being among my favorites of the year. This one of the first supermoon of the year ascending in the sky over Chandler Hovey Park was made possible with a new lens I had acquired just a short while previously.  I was actually standing in my book designer's backyard near Skinner Head (Gregory Street and Catherine Lane) to capture this view of the full moon. Thanks to a 400mm lens and 5,000 feet between me and the lighthouse, the moon appeared larger than life due to a compression artifact. [...]

By |2018-12-16T13:46:54-04:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

Light Up the Moon

The full moon rose almost three weeks ago and I'm only now finding time to share this image from the night. I had captured a deep red full moon just before 8pm while there was still a bit of light in the evening sky and shared that one immediately. A few minutes later, the moon had disappeared behind a low bank of clouds and I sought a new composition. I was able to predict a spot along Front Street from which I could capture this shot of the full moon behind Marblehead Light. I couldn't be sure of it's exact [...]

By |2018-09-16T20:20:56-04:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |42 Comments

Red Moon at Night

This was the second of three favorites from last night's red moon rising over Chandler Hovey Park. Once the full Sturgeon moon appeared, I moved up and down Front Street to try to get different compositions. In this one, I shifted a bit to the left (toward Fort Sewall) and caught a nice trio of boats while still keeping the flagpole at Chandler Hovey in the frame. I'm curious which you prefer - last night's Red Moon Rising or this morning's Red Moon at Night.

By |2018-08-26T22:29:51-04:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |11 Comments