07.12.2014 Super Full Buck Moon

Here is what I hope is the first of two or three full moon posts.  July’s full moon, the Full Buck Moon, also is a super moon as it is a bit closer than average.  The actual time for the full moon was about 7:30 this morning, but with sunrise at 5:24 and the moon setting at 5:46, the time to photograph was a bit early but the difference is not really visible.

I had thought about framing the moon inside some limbs of a maple tree on Mount Pollux, but that wasn’t working out.  So I went back down the hill and found this view of the Holyoke Mountain Range from below the parking lot.  I wish I had arrived at my decision a few minutes sooner so there would be a bit more separation between the mountains and moon, but this works ok.  Full-Moon-over-the-Holyoke-Range-071214-600WebAlthough it will be past my bedtime, I will be out this evening to try another location.  Moonrise will be close to sunset and I am hoping to combine the rising moon with some nice light on a local tower.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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18 Responses to 07.12.2014 Super Full Buck Moon

  1. Jim in IA says:

    You captured a really nice photo. There was no way we could see it this morning. We were in the midst of a heavy rain with lightning and 2.47″ or rain. I did see it last night briefly before going to bed. Clouds parted and gave a nice view. Tonight might bring more clouds and rain.

    Thanks for posting this.


    • Thanks, Jim. I was lucky both yesterday morning and evening…I’ll post the evening shots later on. This morning it was still pretty full but playing hide and seek with the clouds until disappearing altogether.


  2. Jim in IA says:

    Reblogged this on JAR Blog… and commented:
    Terrific photo of the full Moon this morning as it set in the west.


  3. Lottie Nevin says:

    This is a beautiful photograph, Steve. I like the silhouettes, colour and depth of it. Look forward to seeing more of these lunar lovelies soon 😀


  4. The moon is gorgeous. I sort of got confused about what was setting and what was rising. I like this shot very much.


  5. Some will say it’s heretical, but with a photo editing program you could easily move the moon to the place you imagined it to be. If only we could rearrange the inconvenient details of our lives that easily.


  6. Andrew says:

    Ok? Ok? It’s a bit more than ok. And yes, move it up a tad. What else is the software for? (And maybe add a witch on a broomstick too).


    • So you like, Andrew? 🙂 Yeah, as I mentioned to Steve, I thought about it. But it goes against my grain to do that so I’ll live with it the way it was. Although I do very much like the witch suggestion. 🙂 I had a wicked crush on Elizabeth Montgomery (even the cartoon Liz) and her twitching nose.


      • Andrew says:

        Oh I used to love Bewitched, Steve. And yes Elizabeth Montgomery was divine but I thought her mother was fun too. Poor old Darren! I wonder if EM is still alive. I must google her.


      • As you have probably discovered, she passed away almost 20 years ago. That was a fun show. A little silly for today’s audience I suppose, but fun just the same. I felt especially sorry for poor old Gladys across the street.


  7. Anarette.com says:

    What a gorgeous photo.


  8. tomwhelan says:

    Very pretty – I really like the moon’s color against the sky. I’m envious, I’ve been wanting to photograph the moon lately, just haven’t got around to it….


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