Blood Moon 2015
This was my first photo-shoot of a ” Blood Moon 2015 “. I had never heard of this moon phase until they announced it in the news so naturally I was intrigued. That’s when I resolved to capture an image or few of this celestial phenomenon. Naturally I chose to use my long lens and tripod, set up in what I thought was a good spot and waited…
Well soon the big bright orb came looming up on the horizon in an ominous kind of way. At fist it did not look “blood red” to me but I figured it’s just an expression but slowly it did become red or shall I say pink? I guess its cooler to call it BLOOD! LOL! Obviously I shot several images and varied the exposure times and tried different aperture settings of the Blood Moon but in post production I eventually settled on this image. It is peeking out from this huge tree that blooms in the summer with these very RED flowers, so what could be more fitting than that!
I don’t know if I will shoot this blood moon 2015 again but this experience has taught me to be on the look out for other interesting natural phenomena that is out there just waiting for me to photograph it and have a great time with it.
This got me curious and I googled ” blood moon 2015” and it turns out some people believe this is some kind of “bad omen” thing but I just see it as a neat photo-op and an opportunity to photograph something in nature that I had no idea of, It was educational, interesting, I learned something new but most of all it was FUN!