Chasing the Moon

I had plans to shoot the super moon over the city in San Diego. I was getting delayed at work so at the last minute I decided to try even though I knew there would be traffic. Got there just in time to set up my shot. Spent time to get it just right. Oh what a great shot I was hoping it would be, the skyline looked awesome. But myself and quite a few others didn’t really know where the moon would rise.

I guy told us 5:30 that it would be rising. So about 5:45. no moon. Oh Well. I tried. Then I heard him yell, “Over here!” So all of us started running across the street and through a parking lot, then toward a marina. The lady ahead of me ran right into a chain that went across the parking lot and almost did an end-o over the chain. I did a running back move and side slipped it to make it through where the chain wasn’t. That could have been me. Sorry lady.

We couldn’t find an opening even though we saw the white illumination of the rising moon getting higher and higher. My shot was dying!! Every time I tried to shoot, a sailboat mast was in the way. I was hurrying trying to get the settings of the camera. The moon was moving too quickly so I took a separate shot of the moon with detail and one where it was against the buildings but much brighter and no detail.
Cropped them together at the exact size the moon was in the buildings photo.

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Such a fun night even though I was at the wrong place at the wrong time. I need that app that tells us where all planets and stars are at any given time.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the shots, my sciatic nerve hurts today from my OJ move, but I’ll be o.k. until next time.

 

Story: Debbie Colwell

Photos: Debbie Colwell

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