The Supermoon That Wasn’t So Super

Last night the hopes were high that we would be able to capture some incredible images of the yearly super moon. Although last years moon was incredible, this years moon was in fact a different definition of a super moon. Last night we experienced a very bright moon and planed the shoot based on a few websites that specificity said the moon would rise in our area at 10pm. My take on this was inspired by last years event were we watched the moon break the horizon with a huge brilliant display of a red colored moon. When we left the small town of Middleport, New York, we could not see the moon in the sky. All seemed well and it had appeared that things were going to plan. As soon as we broke the surroundings of the village, right there in front of our eyes was the moon. Adapting, we then decided that based on information from the web, we would stay out until 11:30 as the moon was supposed to be at perigee at that time. It was bright, but in my opinion it was no super moon. Having snapped a few shots of the moon, I decided that posting them would be general at best. ( BEEN THERE DONE THAT). So I went all creative and made the best out of what I considered a fail. Not epic mind you, but we took the information available and planned accordingly.

Well, best laid plans of mice and men. Hope you enjoy the shots.

Bridge long exposure

Bridge/moon 30 sec exposure

2 min exposure

Lift bridge Middleport, Ny on the Erie Canal

All shots were taken with an iso of 200 with exposure times between 25 sec and 2 min respectively. The aperture range used was between f 6.3 and f 10.

As stated we had a plan, and our plan didn’t quite work out. But it goes to show you, that there is always something to photograph. With my friends and family present, we still enjoyed each others company, and between all of us, we nailed some great shots. Thanks to Jim, Barb, and my daughter Cassandra for accompanying me on this adventure.



M. Sargent Photography


2 thoughts on “The Supermoon That Wasn’t So Super

  1. yes-i agree that the moon kind of fizzled last night- and in fact i have taken quite a few moon shots where i look to capturing it on the wax or wane as i can get more detail than just a bright white disk-when i find your email i will send you an image—i have a partial moon up on my new blog with a woman’s head –Jacqueline’s Moon
    i like your work-the way you use the bridge in your photos Will

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