15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
I read about the Supermoon in November of 2016, how it would be the closest moon in almost 70 years, would be 15% larger than normal and 30% brighter! I wanted to do something special to remember this moment. I rented a 600mm lens and used a 2.0X Extender to punch in to a staggering 1200mm for this shot. Foreground would be important to capture this moment and I found a perfect ridge to frame the moment.
This was my final shot as the Supermoon set in the western sky just minutes after it's largest size in almost 70 years. I felt exhilarated knowing the I had captured a fleeting moment in time.
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||Oct. 14, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
||Canon EOS-1D X Mark II