Bench Under the Light of the Moon

And here is the last of five images captured on Sunday, November 6th. This is the image I had in mind when I left the house (though I planned on getting the moon rising lower and to the left of Brown's Island). When the moon failed to appear, I pivoted and captured an unexpectedly amazing sunset. But when that sunset faded, I walked down Beacon and found the moon finally exiting the clouds. I captured this image of it making sure to include Brown's Island and the hints of fall color. It wasn't until my daughter came into my office [...]

By |2022-11-09T20:39:29-05:00November 11th, 2022|Categories: Island|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Foliage Moon

So this was my first shot at the Hunter's moon on Friday night when I thought it was full. With the moon rise timed to occur before the sun set, I was able to capture a pastel sky as well as some foliage bathed in sunset light. I was pretty happy with this image not realizing that, five minutes later, I would get a stronger composition aiming towards the Corinthian Yacht Club. Also, the fact that this wasn't actually a full moon (that would come the next night over Tinker's), took away from my initial excitement. Still, any chance to [...]

By |2022-10-12T22:11:08-04:00October 13th, 2022|Categories: Fall|Tags: , , , , |0 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

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

Above the Clouds at Chandler Hovey Park

This was the other image I captured from atop Fort Sewall as the full moon rose above the clouds on Sunday night. I shared the image of a lone paddle boarder which I thought offered a dynamic contrast in the relative sizes of man and moon.  I ended up favoring that image over this more classic composition but still thought this one worthy of a share. I wonder which you prefer - 'Moonrise Paddle' or 'Above the Clouds'?

By |2022-05-16T21:32:18-04:00May 17th, 2022|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Moonrise Paddle

I headed out tonight in the hopes of capturing the super flower full moon (when did moon names get so long?).  I had checked its expected location and decided to shoot from the recently renovated Fort Sewall only I did not pay attention to the time and arrive almost an hour early for the 7:40pm rise. I ended up crossing the causeway to shoot back towards Abbot Hall but the clouds filled the sky too quickly for a nice shot there. Once back at the Fort, I set up only to realize I had missed my mark and quickly moved [...]

By |2022-05-15T21:19:53-04:00May 15th, 2022|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |2 Comments