hunter's moon

Hunter's Moon

Yesterday evening I was on my way home from a shoot in Virginia and I saw the moon through the metro window. It looked huge!!! So I hopped out of the metro, took an Uber to the Iwo Jima Memorial and set up my camera. A little earlier and the moon would have been a bit more orange and looked a bit larger closer the horizon, but I'm happy to have caught it where I did. It was so bright that I went and looked it up later, and it's called the Hunter's moon. This is because the brightness allows for hunters to hunt later into the night, with their pray lit up by the moon. This was my first good close-up of the moon so I'm pretty stoked about it! Not to mention the weather was perfect - I was in shorts and a sweater. This picture in particular is cool with the airplane in it. As you can see it's a bit of a long exposure, but the moon was so bright that any longer of an exposure and the picture was too bright, and any shorter you wouldn't see the city!