I made it to Bogue Inlet Pier about 7:30 pm last night. Unlike the night before, I had plenty of time to get down to the beach and set up the camera before the moonrise at 8:34 pm. Yes, the full moon was the night before but one day doesn’t make a lot of difference. It was a beautiful evening. I climbed down the stairs to the beach and kicked off my Birkenstock’s and left them near the stairs. I walked down the beach to get a good view of the pier. I had checked TPE, a photographer’s app that I have on my phone, to see where the moon would be rising. Then I waited and watched. Sure enough, the moon rose very close to where the app said it would. The photo below, shows the moon (the orange glow to the left at the horizon) just as it started to rise.As it rose higher, I kept snapping photos with different exposure times. I am new to night photography so I wasn’t sure what would work. I took a LOT of photos and most were ok but I was happiest with the four that I am showing on this post.
The full moon in May is called the Full Flower Moon. May’s Full Flower Moon, also called Mother’s Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon, marks a time of increasing fertility with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young, a near end to late frosts, and plants in bloom. Source – Old Farmers Almanac Below you will see some of the other photos of the moon rising.I have to say that it was a magical evening. Just watching the moon rise was special but being able to photograph it made it more special. A little after 9:30, I gathered up my gear and head back to the stairway to go up on the dock where Mr. B was waiting for me. I went to grab my Birkenstock’s and they were GONE!! Can you believe it?! Someone stole my shoes. *sigh* Even that couldn’t ruin my evening though. My photos may not be perfect but I love them. What do you think? Do you have a favorite? Leave a comment to let me know which one you like the best.