It’s obvious that I am a Summer person because now that the weather has warmed up I have such an abundance of new photos that I don’t even know where to start in sharing them with you.
Since I already have these ones edited because I posted them to Facebook this morning for my neighbours to see, how about I start with the supermoon of June 23, 2013. I was very tired last night after being outside in the heat all day and had settled on the couch to relax before bed when my mom called me to let me know that it was the night of the supermoon. Because its orbit is not perfectly circular, the moon is sometimes closer than at other times. Perigee is the term for when the moon is closest to the Earth. When full moon coincides with perigee, it’s time for supermoon.
So, even though I was tired, I set up my new tripod, mounted my camera and waited for it to get dark. Every half hour I went outside to see if the moon had risen yet, but each time I came back inside disappointed. Usually I can easily see the full moon above the very tall trees behind the houses across the street, but there was nothing but darkness. Finally, at 11 pm I saw brightness behind the trees and set up the tripod in front of my neighbour’s house where there was a space between the trees. It’s a really good thing that my neighbour didn’t look out his window I’ll tell you because he would have probably called the police about a stalker outside LOL!
Finally, I realized that there was a thin layer of clouds in front of the moon which started to move away revealing the moon in all its glory. Now honestly, the moon didn’t really look any bigger to me, but it sure was gorgeous, so I started experimenting with settings and snapping photo after photo. Here are a few of my favourites. I hope you enjoy them too :).