Blue Moon

If there are two full moons in one calendar month, the second is called a “blue moon.”  Last night’s full moon was a blue moon, and I really wanted to photograph it because there will not be another one for three years.   Due to the hills and trees that surround our house, I had to stay awake until after 1:00 a.m. for the moon to be high enough in the sky to be photographed.  But alas, I could not photograph it due to the heavy cloud cover here.

I had done a practice shot the night before, using my small telephoto lens. Here’s the photo, and I doubt that the moon would have looked any differently had I been able to see it last night…

Blue moon-2

8 Comments Add yours

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Fabulous shot!


    1. Thank you! I just saw a shot taken by a friend of mine who used a point-and-shoot camera, and her photo was amazing. It put mine to shame! 🙂


  2. de Wets Wild says:

    Wonderful photo, Deb! I normally overexpose the shots I try to take of the moon 😦


    1. Thank you. I always overexpose my moon shots. This time I looked up the best camera settings for photographing the moon and tried those. Worked fairly well!


    1. Thank you! I wish I could have captured the moon closer to the horizon.

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  3. Amy says:

    What a stunning shot!


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