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Tag : Moon

31 Aug 2017

That eclipse has me looking at the sky

It’s been over a week since experiencing the total solar eclipse in Oregon but it is constantly on my mind. I’ve looked at tons of photos taken by other photographers and yet I haven’t finished putting together a composite of the phases. Those tend to all look the same and mine isn’t any different, so I’m not overly motivated. I’m doing lots of research on the next eclipse that is crossing Chile and Argentina in July 2019. I want to […]

14 Nov 2016

Super moon in Charleston

While on my way back to N.J. after two art shows in Florida, I made a side trip to Charleston, S.C., to photograph the “super moon” tonight. The full moon won’t be this close to the earth until 2034, which means it looks larger than normal. I usually like to shoot the full moon on the night before the actual full moon, it rises about an hour earlier, so there is still light in the foreground. But I had an […]

23 Nov 2015

A night of fun photos in Joshua Tree National Park

On a quick trip to southern California, my friend John invited me to go out to Joshua Tree National Park and spend a day in the desert. I hadn’t been there before but I knew a good bit about it, I’m not sure if it was because of Jim Morrison’s legendary trips there, or U2’s famous album (that was really in Death Valley) or just reading about it from lots of other photographers. The park is a unique area with […]

30 Aug 2012

Once in a blue moon

There was a beautiful near-full moon tonight and our Somerset Photography Group met to take some fun photos. Like I’ve said before, it is better to photographer the full moon on the night before it is full because their is still some color in the sky as the moon rises. On nights of a true full moon, the sky turns black when you expose for the surface of the moon.

15 May 2010

What’s good: Moonset, Somerville

After dinner, I noticed the moon was setting and just a slice was illuminated. I loved the way it looked, so when I got home, I got out the camera and made some shots from my back yard.