Swatting mosquitos in the Pine Barrens to get the shot

Super Moon in the Pine Barrens Copyright Richard Lewis

Super Moon in the Pine Barrens by Richard Lewis 2014

Maybe it was the news hype or social media pressure, but on Sunday night I was standing next to an old cranberry bog as the August Super Moon made its appearance in the sky. I enjoyed the quiet evening setting up the shot. Then as darkness fell, the peace ended when the mosquitos found me. This might be considered combat landscape photography because I was under attack by every mosquito in the Pine Barrens while attempting to holding still during the long exposures needed to get this photograph. Around here bug repellent is an important piece of photography gear.


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