Don’t put all your moons in one basket!

Super moon fever gripped photographers across the world recently. I too was a victim of its clutches, scouting for a location for two days. It was something like 18,000 miles closer than normal. 14% larger to the naked eye! The southwestern US was one of the prime locations to view it according to weather forecasts! Other photographers I talked with, the sales clerks at B & C photo, here in Las Vegas, were all a buzz. One word describes the super moon here, dud. Supermoon dud-1398
This was the best I could come up with from Red Rock Canyon. An interesting sky for sure, but even when the moon cleared the clouds it was hazy.   The sunset was phenomenal and many people got some great shots waiting for it.  I’ve read scores of articles about planning photo shoots.  Waiting for the perfect time and conditions.  Some wait months or years to get that perfect shot.  I’ve said there’s always something to shoot and stay versatile.   It’s good advice for me anyways.

Here’s to the “SuperMoon Sunset.”Supermoon sunset II-1382

Lets Reflect

After a series of encounters with the Park Rangers at Rocky Mountain National Park I stopped at a lovely meadow along the Colorado River. At this point of the river, it’s barely 10 yards wide. After seeing a pair of Moose and stopping, I noticed the reflection from the mountains in a low area near the river.
Inverse Reflection
When I got home and was doing some editing, my lovely girlfriend told me to flip it!

It’s really quite the optical illusion and has a great feel to it. I hope you enjoy it!  “Inverse Reflection”




While I hesitate a bit to call this another post from the “Ass series.” If the hoof fits, wear it! Wild Burros are not nearly as common in Southern Nevada as Big Horn sheep. I’ve only seen them twice in 10 plus years of living here. Thankfully this time I had a camera with me. I spent a good 45min watching them feed & flirt as the sun went down.