As you may have heard recently we had a “supermoon” The author of
one blog I read actually made an event out of it with her family…FUN!
The moon was very close to the earth and so it was bright and looked bigger than usual. That is unless you cant see the horizon from your house. There were stories the next day about how amazing it looked coming over the Eastern Promanade in Portland, but back to my house we go.
My 4 year old, Liam, is always ready to help out in any way possible so as the moon peaked through the branches approaching the treeline, it was no surprise that he wanted to help me to carry the tripod and camera out into the driveway.
I really should have been more prepared, the tripod legs kept slipping and it was too dark out to see the settings on the camera, by the time I got the first shot off the moon had lost all its orange, and looked pretty regular. I tried to snap a few pics, but they were blurry, that’s when I realized that the shutter speed was really slow in the dark. So I thought, what if I intentionally moved the camera as much as possible rather than trying to hold it still.
Liam and I had a great time making Fireworks out of the moon.