Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Lookin' Back at the SEP 2015 Supermoon
Shooting the full moon is something, I try to do every month.
It's always a good idea to get out there and scout out a good location to shoot from, early.
My walk, last night started shortly after 5PM and, things were looking grim.
At the mouth of the Okukubi River, I walked out on the seawall.
The elderly woman, fishing chuckled when, I told her I was going to shoot the supermoon.
The photos in this animated GIF were taken at 6:22PM.
The plan was, to catch the moon rising over the horizon and, it probably wouldn't happen.
About 6:30, I decided it had been a wasted night and started heading back to town.
My tripod had been set up farther out on the seawall, past the old woman.
The wind was kicking up. I wished the woman good luck and headed for shore.
Before, I got off the seawall, the moon appeared and, I was glad I had looked back.
A quick shot was taken but, I knew it wouldn't be a keeper; things were too shaky.
Once, I hit land, I set up the tripod again and snapped another shaky image, in the wind.
It didn't seem like things would get any better and, I had a long walk home ahead of me.
Walking back up the river, the wind started to die down and, I kept looking back.
If you don't like stubborn people, you probably wouldn't want to meet me.
Following the road upstream, I kept stopping and, looking back at the moon, for a clear shot.
From one end of the river, to the other, I kept walking and, checking on the moon.
By the time, I reached the Kin Dam, it peeked through the black clouds again.
Heavy black clouds kept blowing across the moon and blocking it out.
After taking this shot, I figured my photography, for the night, was done.
Now, I'm sitting here wondering if that old gal caught any fish for her supper.
She probably shouldn't have cackled at me !