Super Moon Sighting


This photo was taken on August 11, 2014 at 2:56 AM.
The location was in front of my house in Bethesda, Maryland.
The "Take It!" was a no brainer.  To be able to witness this phenomenon of nature was a treat.  We are to have this closeness of the moon three times this year. The first took place in June and we had a cloud cover that made it impossible to see.  This is the second one and it too had a cloud cover here in the early  evening, but the sky was clear when I went out to the car to start the day.  
At that time the moon was at a distant point but still very bright.  My camera is not set up with a large amount of zoom for distance - so took the opportunity to frame it up in an open section of one of the trees that is in front of the house next to the street.  There is a bit of illumination onto the leaves of the tree cast by a street light.  All of this was done to give this a little bit of flair rather than have a white dot as is shown below which was taken in open sky.
The After Take: has been fun as have shown this to a few that were not able to get out that night to witness this spectacle.  Everyone seemed to like the idea of giving it some tree foliage as a border.
The next time this will happen is fairly  soon - so please keep an eye on your local news and if at all possible and the weather permits - try to get a look at it.  It seemed like there was just a little bit of magic in being able to have a short bask in the light of a "Super Moon."
Hope your summer had been moving along in an enjoyable fashion for you.
All the best

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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Sally (Thursday, 28 August 2014 14:58)

    I really like that first photo with the tree.

  • #2

    Jim (Thursday, 28 August 2014 14:58)

    I caught that when it was happening a couple weeks ago. Really cool to see.

  • #3

    Yuppie7 (Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:00)

    Thats a really cool picture. The lighting on the leaves really stands out too.

  • #4

    Gabe (Sunday, 31 August 2014 14:32)

    The first one is cool.

  • #5

    Treehugger (Sunday, 31 August 2014 14:36)

    How beautiful, I can never take a decent picture of the moon. Great idea doing the framing.

  • #6

    Livin4love (Thursday, 04 September 2014 22:33)

    That moon though.....WOW!