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. Although 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.