So SUPER, such a DIVA!
I admit it… I am turning into a Super Moon addict.
When I heard there was one happening over the weekend, I got a little excited. Which was nice, because with everything that’s been going on around here lately, I had not BEEN too excited or inspired with my photos for a few weeks. I loved shooting it last year across a neighbours paddock (when I was on a very sharp learning curve with my exposure for night skies!).
This time I decided to attempt to shoot the moon over some water. Cause I am ambitious like that… and apparently slightly mad.
I went down to the Big Bridge – the one that went RIGHT under water during our flood summers (2010/11 and 2012/13).
And this is what it looks like now…
The water has gone down about 7 metres – thanks to ongoing dry weather and big water releases to farmers downstream from the dam wall. You get an idea how much water has vanished if you consider it is around 15km from here to the dam wall. Seven metres drop over that areas. Does my head in.
It is still quite beautiful here despite the lower water level, but there is now a stomach-churning drop from the long, narrow bridge to the water (trust me, I spend quite a bit of time on this shoot calling out to Dash and Violet to SIT DOWN while they were fishing. The listened about 50% of the time. My nerves are still a little jangled.)
I scrambled to find the best spot to grab my shots – that small slice of space between the trees, above the road, trying to work out if reflections were possible.
(A hint for fellow snappers – I bracketed these photos A LOT. I will explain in a later post but it bracketing for varying exposures is a MUST do.)
Red dirt road, silhouetted bush and …
And then, after packing up fishing gear and kids to get home to cook dinner, as I drove the 6km home I had a little brain wave.
This was taken just sitting beside a barbed wire fence…
Hope you enjoyed my Super Moon photographic efforts. Did you get some? Please feel free to share links in comments.