Matthews Beach, Lake Washington, Seattle
year 2, day 190
Behind again, of course. Went to the shores of Lake Washington to photograph the rising of the Super Moon tonight. I had a shot lined up, then it turned out I was looking in the wrong direction for the moon to come up. The last time I was here for a super moon rise it came up in a different spot. Of course I was hoping to get one of those wonderful, well focused, red moons but I am still not a good enough photographer to actually acheive one of those, but I did get some reasonable shots. The moon first rose behind the nearly invisible mountains and then ducked behind some clouds before reemerging again; it was almost like getting two moonrises.
This was my final shot of the moon before I relinquished this spot out on a point to a man who was walking his dog. The moon had been up for about 45 minutes at this point. It was so dark out I was really having trouble with focus as I could see almost nothing in my camera screen. And as I stood here waiting for the long exposure I sensed a movement to my left. I looked over and a heron was swooping in to land at the lake side. I followed him for a few minutes as he slowly walked along the edge of the lake occasionally darting his long beak into the water to take a stab for something for dinner. Always nice to take a moment watch the wonders of nature.
Earlier in the day the family and I attended our first professional soccer/football match going to watch the Seattle Sounders win 1-0 over the team from Philadelphia. I must say, the fans were as much fun to watch as the match.