Had a busy week in Seattle but managed to sneak a ferry ride out to West Seattle to shoot some sunset and beyond photos and also a short time-lapse: Say hello to Seattle with this one hour sunset to dusk view of downtown Seattle in under 25 seconds.
This week's Friday The 13th, 2014 was unique for one trivia. It was also a full moon day and the next time this happens is in 2049.
Superstition and related horrors are not one of my core competencies so I will leave it to superstitious / religious folks on what they think this means to who.
For me it was just another day to build my treasure chest of memories with yet another memorable visual. That of the setting full moon against a beloved landscape .
Photographing moon rise and set with landscape in the foreground to a large extent depends on the cloud coverage at the right time. Around full moon, the moon set and sun rise occur close to each other which meant I had to be ready and in place for those few pre-dawn minutes when the moon is low enough to be set in the backdrop of a visible landscape and before the rising sun washed away the finer details on the moon . And I had to keep my fingers crossed hoping that the moon will not be hidden by the clouds. I got lucky with just a few shots before the moon disappeared behind the clouds and then the rising sunlight covered the sky with a white blanket.
An interesting moon trivia is that the moon always looks the same from the earth. This is because the moon rotates once about every 27 days, and revolves once about every 27 days. So every time the moon goes around the Earth it turns around one time and we see the same side always. - This was one of those 'mayas' that disappeared at the dawn of knowledge thanks to reading up after serendipitous observations during photography:-)