Last night the moon was a super moon and it was at its closest to the earth , last time this happened was back in 1948 .
It was a cloudy evening as I looked out the window a few times looking for the moon and for a moment there I was a bit disappointed thinking that I wouldn't get to see this super moon as the clouds were thick but then I looked out the window and to my surprise there it was . I wouldn't be able to catch it on the horizon as we live down in a valley so I have to wait for it to rise above the horizon and the top of the valley forest .
Taking photos of the moon at night is a challenge on its own at times but having heavy clouds in front and around it is even more so of a challenge . It was nice and quiet in our valley as I stood out there watching the moon rise and taking photos .
I had my ISO at 800 for night shots and just kept playing about with my F-stop and my shutter speed to see what ones came out the best I am still learning night shots . It was damp and chilly out and the dampness tends to fog up the lens fast so that is a challenge as well and all are taken hand held to .
I like taking photos of the moon especially with clouds about or as it is rising around trees as to me it gives my photos more contrast and makes them seem more interesting then just a photo of the moon in the dark sky .
I know lots of folk were out there taking photos of this moon and having fun with their cameras as well . It is a once in a life time sight to capture as is many of life's moments and natures wonders .
Well that's it for me for now hope all you photographer's and mooners were able to get out there see and capture this rare sight .
Until next time .