Thursday, December 8, 2016

11/13/16 Supermoon

"The Super Supermoon" I photographed last month in Peoria, IL

On November 13-14th, I photographed the supermoon using my Canon 5D Mark III and a Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC G2 lens in Peoria, IL. On this night, the moon was the closest to our planet since 1948. Of course, photographing the moon required a tripod and shooting in manual mode. This was a fun night to once again look up to night sky and partake in some photography. It's quite interesting that the moon will not be as close to earth as it was on this particular night until November 25th, 2034 which is 18 years from now. Anyhow, I've added a few close-up shots of the moon below when it was near the horizon and when it was breaking through some passing clouds below:

The supermoon moon-rise!
Without the moon their would be no weather...
"No way?!...that's great!...we've landed on the moon!!" --Dumb & Dumber
Shooting manual is a must when photographing the moon!
I added a photo filter to this shot...
The moon, passing clouds, and some Photoshop work!
"In a black out"
Incredible detail!

It was a fun night photographing the supermoon. It was also a privilege that like many I was able to witness this event as the weather for the most part cooperated with the viewing conditions on both nights. Stay tuned for more posts over the winter as I find some more time for photography during the cold winter months that are ahead.