Super Blood Wolf Moon photo fail

I stayed up half the night, nearly froze, and failed to photograph the blood moon as it turned red although I did get some nice captures of the lunar eclipse.

It was cold here, 26 degrees F (-3 C), and dark as pitch outside even though the moon did light up the sky.  We live in the woods, and there are nighttime creatures here, so I didn’t want to to get beyond our back deck.  And I wanted an outside light on because I am a fraidy cat. To photograph the moon I had to face the house and look up, turning my back on the dark woods. There were strange noises coming from the woods, too.

So I kept coming in and going back out over a period of about two hours. When the moon was at its most beautiful I tried to photograph it, but not one single photo came out.  So I gave up, came in out of the cold and went to bed.

Here’s what I did capture…

super moon

super moon 2

super moon 3

super moon 4

super moon 5

13 Comments Add yours

  1. de Wets Wild says:

    I wouldn’t call these lovely images a “fail” at all!


    1. Thank you! I really wanted to capture the blood moon phase, though.

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  2. Still great shots!


  3. iScriblr says:

    Excellent shots!😍


  4. Amy says:

    Beautifully captured!


    1. Thanks! I appreciate it!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. I didn’t even try — it was cold here too, and we were watching the Chiefs/Patriots game that we had recorded. So I went out and watched the moon during the commercials, because the recording would not let us fast forward through those. So the moon looked beautiful, but the game’s result was a fail, in my opinion! 🙂


    1. Sorry about the game! Yes, the moon was beautiful. I guess the next visible blood moon will be in 2022. Maybe I can photograph that one. LOL

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