10.27.2015 Full Hunter’s Super Moon

Here’s a collection of full moon images from last night and this morning.  Last night was not planned, but when I thought about it I realized that it would rise over our street.

Full-Moon-over-Deepwoods-Drive-102615-749WebOK, I admit it…that was two images…one exposed for the moon and one for the shadows which were pretty dark but not totally black.


This morning was a plan I had been waiting to do for two years.  These are the setting full moon over the Connecticut River from a dike in Hadley, MA.  The Photographer’s Ephemeris showed me just where it would line up from the vantage point and I was able to be there, do the shooting and still only miss 1/2 hour of work.  (My plan was to miss one hour)  🙂


6:43Full-Hunter's-Super-Moon-over-CT-River-2-102715-700Web6:57Full-Hunter's-Super-Moon-over-CT-River-3-102715-700WebClicking will make this one larger.  If you notice the red dots in the water, those are early morning rowers.

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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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25 Responses to 10.27.2015 Full Hunter’s Super Moon

  1. shoreacres says:

    When the moon woke me about 4 this morning, I actually thought about you and wondered if you’d be out roaming the countryside. It’s been so cloudy, I didn’t realize we’d come around to the full moon again until the moon reminded me, but you clearly knew.

    The third photo’s the winner for me. It may be my favorite of all you’ve done over the months. It’s a little mysterious, and a little icy around the edges.Every element seems perfectly balanced. There’s just enough color, just enough light. It evokes memories of ice-skating under a full moon, then walking home in that sharp, dry cold that makes snow squeak.

    Even the cirrus add to the total effect. Just lovely.

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    • shoreacres says:

      Now that I’ve enlarged the last image, I’m wondering if what I assumed were cirrus actually are contrails. It doesn’t make any difference; they’re still a nice addition.


      • Yes, they are contrails and I should have mentioned them. At first I almost turned around when I saw them, but then decided to embrace them and use them as featured elements. I thought about getting the moon between them, and did make a few images, but decided it worked better crossing the moon…maybe zapping it. I am glad that works for you too.

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    • Time is going by quicker every day. It does seem like the moon was full a short time ago…I was in Maine for that one. This one sort of sneaked up on me too, Linda. The third is my favorite of the bunch too. I don’t get quite the same connection as you, but it has its charms.


      • shoreacres says:

        Since I’ve moved to the Gulf coast, it’s taken less and less to remind me of winter. Obviously, even a little frost on the ground and pond-mist can do it. But I still think it’s a great, winter-evoking image.

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  2. Photo number two is a stunner. The colors are unbelievable. Excellent work.

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  3. BeeHappee says:

    Awesome, worth waiting 2 years and missing work! I like them all, but #4 is neat, moon looks like s sun set.

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  4. Gallivanta says:

    You didn’t take the extra half hour to celebrate the taking of these beautiful images? Rain here prevented any sighting of the full moon. We are glad of the rain, though.

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  5. Lyle Krahn says:

    I think you should definitely miss more work if this is the result.

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  6. It’s interesting in the 6:38 picture that the reflected moon is vertically elongated somewhat.


    • I need to study light and reflection a bit to answer that one. Note that there is also a reflection of light closer to the distant shore which I cannot explain either. I am guessing the elongation has something to do with the motion of the current. Possibly the distant shore light is caused by the light hitting the tree tops and bending, but again it is guesswork on my part.


  7. Absolutely spectacular, I really think the shot you took at 6:43 is special.

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  8. Gorgeous~my favorite is the second one. What a capture!

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  10. I particularly like 6:38, almost ghostly.

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