Swatting mosquitos in the Pine Barrens to get the shot
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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Sorry but I can’t help laughing because I know how you felt. Nevertheless, it looks like it was well worth it! Great shot Rich, in spite of the hazardous conditions.
Thanks Season. I guess I don’t just have a photograph but a funny story to tell as well.
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Nice with the sand road leading the eye.
Thanks Ralph. You’ve got to love when you find one of these sand roads with a nice little bend in it. This one happened to be right spot too.
Beautiful shot Rich 😀 Was it just my idea or was this supermoon really tiny compared to the other ones? The July one seemed a lot bigger than this one, at least in Greece…
Supposedly this one was bigger, but have to agree with you even here in the US it looked like a full moon. Maybe a little bigger but that could have been my imagination. Still, taking time to watch the moon rise is a nice thing to spend time doing.
Yes, definitely, every moon rise is something beautiful and worth taking the time to enjoy it 😀 It’s just that, it seems supermoons have become a trend and now they call every full a supermoon?…A few years ago i had no idea what a supermoon was…now we have like 3 every year 😛
Hi Rich…. supa dupa moon… sorry about sending the bugs your way 🙂
Thanks Mike. I thought those were your mosquitos. They seemed to like the camera as much as me.
I really do love this. The curve of the road and your composition are perfect. The road wants to lead you out but the moon pulls you back in. Great job!
Sorry you had to fight through the skeeters to get this (they are beastly this year, aren’t they??), but great shot!
Thanks for the comment. I guess it was worth fighting the bugs to get a photograph I’m happy with, and a little story to tell about it too.