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Harvest Moon

Posted by
CW McGowen (Morgan Hill, United States) on 13 August 2014 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I wanted to photograph the recent Super Moon, but my time was limited. As the moonrise approached and with limited time I realized I would need to find someplace close to home. I took a quick drive up to Henry Coe State Park hoping to catch the moon near a beautiful oak in the park. Only one problem, there was no place to silhouette the oak against the sky using a long lens.

I racked my mind for a solution and decided to shoot the moon through the grass on top of the hill. This was going to be tough as there was a substantial wind and photo would require merging two different shots with one focused on the grass and the other focused on the moon. This photograph is a blend of those two shots. Looking at it, you might think that some of the grass is out of focus, but the grass is actually blowing in the wind.

A real Harvest Moon is the full moon which is nearest the Autumnal Equinox, this years is September 8, 2014. Although this not a true Harvest Moon, the grain in this shot made me think of the name Harvest Moon for this photo.

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Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

well done****

13 Aug 2014 6:53am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Superb image of the beautiful super moon !! Waving plants are so nice. I like the title.

13 Aug 2014 7:35am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran


13 Aug 2014 10:24am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, focus, colors & lighting!
Lovely moon!

13 Aug 2014 3:33pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful! superb composition and excellent exposure for the moon and surroundings!

14 Aug 2014 2:17am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh superbe

14 Aug 2014 8:44am