Thursday, August 14, 2014

Big Moon!

Seems like everyone with a camera was out photographing the super moon on Sunday night! It was pretty cool because moonrise and sunset came at almost the exact same time. I'm guessing that's a pretty rare occurrence. As I was setting up on one side of the street, getting ready for the moonrise to the east, I took a pic of some photographers setting up on the other side of the street (shooting toward the west).
Meanwhile, to the east, the supermoon was starting to rise over central Orange County and the Saddleback Mountain.
...And a few minutes later, it looked like the moon was rolling down the mountain!

As I was driving home, the moon was still low on the horizon so I stopped and took this photo of the moon and the Harbor Blvd. street sign. I like the way it turned out!


Hope you had a chance to get out and enjoy the moon over the weekend! Linking with Skywatch Friday. Click on the link to check out great skies from around the world!!

38 comments:

  1. Oh Wow!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
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  2. Well done, Don't think mine came out well, mind you I have downloaded it from the camera yet

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  3. Wow; Great series of super moon!!! Wonderful photographs and explanation as well.

    Sincerely from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  4. Great shots again. Here in the netherlands I went outside with a camera but it was to cloudy for a nice shot.

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  5. I love the rolling moon shot.. It looks beautiful over the mountains.. Great moon captures! Happy Skywatching and have a great weekend!

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  6. Great shots all. Moon shots are enchanting!

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  7. Gorgeous shots ~ all excellent! The second photo (moon rising over the hills) & sixth photo (moon centered against a dusky blue sky & the hills still visible at the bottom of your image) have to be my favorites. The conditions were perfect to capture this event! Visiting from #SWF. Hope you'll hop over to see my contributions Weekend #photo contributions

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  8. That is gorgeous....all of them!!!

    I especially like the sunset...only because of the back light. Awesome image.

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  9. great moon moments! here in Germany, the moon was hiding behind clouds, so it's great to see some pictures of it. have a beautiful sky week!

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  10. Beautiful moon! It was rainy and cloudy here, so we didn't get to see it.I like the one rolling down the mountain and the harbor one.Thank you for sharing.

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  11. great images. I actually captured it Monday night and didn't know it was a super moon.

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  12. I was hoping you were out there getting photos of that big, beautiful moon!! And you did not let me down!! Incredible series! We stood with jaws agape each evening watching her come up over the horizon - a deep, eerily dark red at first, then orange, then gold, and finally silver - and so huge! It was magnificent. Thank you for capturing such beautiful images of it!

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  13. Oh, what fabulous photos! I love the moon rolling down the mountain, but also the recording of the recording! How nice that so many people were out to see and record the event.

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  14. These images of the are gorgeous!

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  15. I forgot to put moon in my comment.

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  16. That's truly astounding, Peter -- both the event and your photos of it. What a photographer's dream. The "rolling down the mountain" shot is my favorite but they're all splendid. Bravo and happy weekend!

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  17. Awesome shots -- I'm especially drawn to the second and third pics. It was too hazy here to get a good look at the super moon, nevermind a decent photo. Maybe we'll have better luck with the next one. Thanks for stopping by to check out my sunset.

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  18. These are fantastic! Unfortunately I didn't get to see it, which makes these wonderful photos even more special.

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  19. Nice photos. Where I lived, it was too cloudy to see the moon, but the clouds were brighter than usual.

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  21. Rollin' moon - great capture. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Absolutely magnificent shots of the moon ~ Wow! ~ I need a new lens to get those results ~ Thanks! Great shots!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

    ps. ~ Creative weekend though late in responding to bloggers ~ I apologize.

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  23. Some very nice moon shots here.

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  24. how cool is that? Catching the moon on a mountaintop. A once in a lifetime shot I guess. Love it. :)

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  25. Some of the best captures of the Super Moon that I've seen!

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  26. You are definitely a super photographer to get these captures of the super moon. They are impressive. I wish I could take night photos. Guess I will just leave them up to photographers like you.

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  27. These are great shots. Have to say that I like best the shots of the other guys trying to get the shot.

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  28. Beautiful memories of an eventful evening!

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  29. These are such incredible shots of the moon! It was rainy here so I was unable to capture it. I really love the rolling down the mountain shot. That made me gasp!

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  30. Que lua maravilhosa!
    linda imagem!

    abra├žos Zizi

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  31. Really nice photos! I have never taken a decent photo of the moon. I was all set to give it another go on that night and the clouds beat me to it.

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  32. love the 'roll down the mountain' timing. :)

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