Last weekend was a "super moon." The moon orbits around the earth in a slightly eccentric circle, resulting in it being a little closer sometimes than at other times. When it's closest, it's called perigee. So anyway, I heard from friends at pottery on Saturday that Reid State Park would be staying open late in order for people to have a good site from which to view it. So Rick and I decided to take a trip down to get some photos. We went to JT Maxwell's in Bath for dinner beforehand, and then arrived at Reid about 8:00. I wish we'd gotten there earlier, as the moon was rising, because that's when it was at it's most impressive. It didn't look much different than usual by the time it was high in the sky. However, I wanted to get some photos so that's what we did.
I wanted to get some classic moon photos - where it appears someone is holding it or whatever. Rick was very cooperative - move a little to the right, back to the left, up a little bit, hold it right there! click. It was much more difficult than I'd imagined to get the angle and the spacing of the fingers, etc. just right. But I was fairly happy with the results.
|Step one - lining it up.|
|A little closer . . .|