All I can say is that I love it when a plan comes together (yes I stole that from the “A-Team”). All day yesterday I kept watching the clouds come and go not knowing if I’d get a clear shot at the Supermoon. Fortunately what little good luck I’ve had this Summer getting specific images held strong and the clouds parted for the most part in time to get a pretty clear shot of the Supermoon. Plus the moon appeared exactly where I thought it would, but about 10 minutes later than I had thought. I can live with that margin of error.
Back in June I was looking at the Wasatch mountains from my back yard as I watched the moon rise just above them at sunset. Seeing the full moon just above the mountains as they were bathed in alpenglow was pretty cool. All I could think of was how that would make a great photograph. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to get my gear and go someplace with a far less obstructed view so all I could do was enjoy the view for now. But the seed was planted!
I came across this post today about shooting the Supermoon and thought it would be a good idea for everyone to give it a try. I’ve never really been very successful at getting a really good landscape or cityscape image with the moon in it, so here’s my chance. This also a good time to talk about one of the tools to help plan specific images like this.
I wasn’t able to get a great sunset photo last weekend at the Great Salt Lake, but I’m pretty happy with this one. I did pay the price with at least 30 bug bites! I believe this is what’s left of the pier from the original Great Saltair.
Whether you’re just getting into photography, or you’re looking to take your photography to the next level, this post is for you. I thought this would be a good time to share some of the resources that I’ve found to be very helpful. Continue reading “Great resources for learning photography”