My previous post featured the last Super Moon of 2019, as it rose above a lakeside home at the Lake of the Ozarks (MO). As I mentioned in that post, the day was cloudy and rainy until a short time before moonrise, when the sky cleared. But after the moon rose higher in the sky, clouds began to move across the face of the moon, creating a spooky scenario.
The Super Moon before the clouds invaded:
Once the clouds began to appear, a spectacular night show began:
These are all good examples of what I “preach” whenever I’m teaching a landscape or astrophotography class … that “once the activity appears to be over, hang around for a little longer to see if something else develops”. Sure will miss the Super Moons … until they again visit us in 2020!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens, with IS “Off” (and a 1.4x TC used on the last photos)
- Bogen 3221 tripod, with Wemberley gimbal head
- ISO 250 and ISO 500
- Aperture f/8, f/16 and f/32
- Shutter 1/350 sec. to 2 sec.