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Monument Valley Supermoon

The supermoon for the ages came this week and Monument Valley was an iconic place to observe and photograph.  The moon was big but maybe not so super, after all, it’s only 14 % bigger than a normal full moon. The most difficult aspect of photographing the very bright moon is ensuring that you expose for the moon and not the surrounding landscape. Otherwise the moon will look washed out.

 

The full moon or supermoon rises over Monument Valley on Navajo Tribal Land on the Utah/Arizona border.

 

The full moon or supermoon rises over Monument Valley on Navajo Tribal Land on the Utah/Arizona border.

 

The full moon or supermoon rises over Monument Valley on Navajo Tribal Land on the Utah/Arizona border.

 

The full moon or supermoon rises over Monument Valley on Navajo Tribal Land on the Utah/Arizona border.

 

The full moon or supermoon rises over Monument Valley on Navajo Tribal Land on the Utah/Arizona border.

 

The full moon or supermoon rises over Monument Valley on Navajo Tribal Land on the Utah/Arizona border.

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14 responses

  1. Beautifully captured…

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    November 17, 2016 at 4:28 PM

  2. Now here are some of the most awesome Supermoon shots I’ve seen so far! Stunning, Mike!

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    November 17, 2016 at 6:02 PM

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  4. Immaculate stuff, some of the best supermoon photos I´ve seen, great spots you found!
    Greetings, Ron

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    November 17, 2016 at 7:44 PM

  5. Awesome!!

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    November 17, 2016 at 9:18 PM

  6. Amy

    Stunning!! Love the first one especially!

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    November 18, 2016 at 7:26 AM

  7. Love that first shot!!! I’ve often been amazed by the size of the moon only to have it come out like a dot in the photograph. You captured the grand scale in that first photo.

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    November 18, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    • Thanks Peter. You have to use your zoom lens to get in close to the moon and have it come out large in your image.

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      November 18, 2016 at 8:41 AM

      • I will give it a try. Unfortunately I missed the super moon in the coastal fog. Glad to see it in your photos

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        November 18, 2016 at 9:11 AM

  8. What a great place to experience the super moon. Good for you!

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    November 22, 2016 at 12:45 PM

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