Tropical Moon

Super Moon Rising

How could I not think of John Fogerty’s “there’s a bad moon on the rise” when the Super Moon put in an appearance a few weeks ago. I had planned for this shoot: which lens to use, where it was going to come up, which location would be best—remembering that it will look biggest at the horizon, then smaller-size itself as it rises in the sky. After much debate as to location, I chose Kahala Beach (Oahu), where I calculated it would appear off the tip of Hanauma Bay’s cinder cone. The other plus to this location: going early and lounging in the Kahala Resort’s beachside restaurant for Happy Hour (cranberry juice and seasoned fries for me), and feeling grateful for a clear sky with few horizon clouds. It was pretty much a perfect evening.




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8 thoughts on “Tropical Moon

  1. Wow…..looks otherworldly! On that same day (May 5), my husband and I were at the Full Moon Party in Thailand. I was later told that full moon was the brightest of the year. Lucky for you, you got a killer shot…..lucky for us, we got a killer party, haha! 🙂


  2. Liana, I like that description: otherworldly, as I’m picturing the sea lapping at the shore on a distant planet. I was pretty happy with the shot, but let’s see—watching a super moon from a party in Thailand or a beach in Hawaii? Hmmmmm! Tough choice.


  3. Were you able to get shots on Tuesday of the Venus drip? I was doing my docent thing, but my daughter got to view it at the Bishop.


  4. Unfortunately no. The Venus transit passed me by (lol). I was probably here, working on my blog. A lot of photographers I know did get it, though. It looked as though someone had punched a small, round black hole in the sun. What did your daughter think of it?


  5. Wow. That is gorgeous. It is almost too perfect to be a photograph, isn’t it?


  6. Thanks so much, Donna. Hawaii can seem like that in photos sometimes—too beautiful to be real. But for me, and the people standing on the beach watching the supermoon-rise with me, it was real. I usually work on my images in Photoshop, but only to bring out the beauty I saw and the experience I had while taking the shot.


  7. janedwellable

    Hi Jennifer,
    My name is Jane and I’m with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blog posts about Kahala Beach to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, drop me a line at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you 🙂


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