Super Moon – July 13, 2014

Super Moon - July 13, 2014Super Moon – July 13, 2014 – Nikon D7100, f6.3, 1/2500, ISO 500, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

Yesterday morning I happened to be on Antelope Island State Park as July’s Super Moon set over Buffalo Point and I took a few images of it. Buffalo Point is on the north end of Antelope Island and near the top there is a short trail, you can also walk around the lower elevation of Buffalo Point and the shoreline of the Great Salt Lake from both the Bridger Bay and White Rock Bay campgrounds. I took this image from the Bridger Bay Campground.

When next month’s Super Moon occurs perhaps I will be in a more scenic location but for now the golden light of sunrise on the rocks and sagebrush will have to do.

Mia

Additional posts you might enjoy:

About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.

12 Comments

  1. Humming Bird Lover

    Hi! Saw the big beautiful moon that night! Was afraid my camera would not due it so beautiful! Here in Va. Thanks for taking this picture! Have a great day1

  2. Are you sure that was not a bubble delivering Glinda, the good witch to the island? ;-)

  3. Beautiful day shot. I saw it the night before against the Wasatch Mountains, also impressive. According to NASA, a full moon at perigee is up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than one at its farthest point, or apogee. And in 2014, the Harvest Moon comes one month after the year’s closest and largest full moon on August 10, 2014. So this year’s Harvest Moon counts as a supermoon too.

  4. You were in the perfect place at the perfect time – I’m jealous! LOL Great shot.

  5. Stunning. And that image ‘will have to do’? You are spoilt. That is a sight which would lodge deep in my heart.
    Mind you, my greedy self is looking forward to whatever images you capture of the next Super Moon.

  6. Beautiful shot, Mia! I love that the blueness of the sky permeates the moon.
    I love seeing the supermoon in the daytime.

    If interested, check out my night shot of the supermoon, with a bonus surprise!
    A real lucky shot!
    http://theripestpics.com/2014/07/14/supermoon-perigee-syzygy-and-jetliner/
    Mary

  7. Wow! Looks amazing! Fantastic photo :)

  8. Beautiful! We had a cloud bank here so missed the horizon effect.

  9. oh well done YOU!!!!! This is glorious!!! I was hearing about the moon on the news, but we’re so crowded with trees and hills here, there’s very little open space to capture such things. Even if there were, who’s kidding who … too much going on and too little technical knowledge to get the job done right. THIS image of yours is a stunner!!!!!!

  10. Ethereal,,,looks like a big, glass bubble…beautiful image!

  11. Love the shot & how lucky you were. We were socked in with clouds/rain so no moon.

  12. Wowie, it looks like it’s a see-through balloon, magical Mia.

Comments are closed