Unfortunately, I think I am an opportunist when it comes to photography. I go and see what I can find and come home. I seldom go in search of a specific image. That is too bad. But, I had been eyeing an opportunity for some time and had created just the perfect image in my mind. It was of the building just south of Tempe Lake between the Mill Avenue bridge and Rural Road. There were at least 5 cranes, partial buildings, and I thought it would make a great photo in a blue hour. And then . . . Super Moon!!!!
So, off I took yesterday afternoon to scout a site for capturing the much talked about super moon with the site described above as part of the foreground. I had checked times, degrees of where it would rise, etc. I realized that the moon would rise just as the sun set. That could, maybe, be an advantage in leveling out the light. Blah, blah, blah.
I found several options after hiking about for an hour without heavy gear. I even managed to park close by. Yeah! Things were looking pretty good. I was pumped!
If you are interested, here are the shots I took. I put metadata and times under each shot. Great fun . . . just . . . the moon did not show up for my party!
By now I had made new friends on Tempe Lake! We compared notes, watched lightning in the east and exchanged information. As we chatted, briefly, the sky changed! The sun wow long gone. So, where was this read coming from?
By the last image I was beginning to think about the rather long hike back to my car. I was thirsty. But, mainly I ease excited to get home and check my images! I will also admit to being pleased, even without the moon, to having gotten the shot I had thought about for several months. Now I am on to the next planned image.
Thanks for sharing.