Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Super Moon over Washington Mountain photograph

On May 5, 2012, I waited for the full moon to rise over Washington Mountain, part of October Mountain State Forest in Lenox, Massachusetts. With the moon closest to the earth in its orbit, it was a so-called "super moon" appearing up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than a full moon at its furthest point of orbit. My main concern, however, was the cloud cover which threatened to obscure my view entirely.

In the span of 8 minutes, the moon crested the silhouetted mountaintop and then disappeared behind the dark bank of clouds at the top of the image. I got what I wanted though. The clouds near the bright moon make it look like it's on fire against a diagonal strip of dark blue sky between the black hill and the near black cloud looming at the top right of the photograph.

The color photograph Super Moon over Washington Mountain is now available in my shop on a variety of custom gift items:
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