It isn’t every day that a full moon sets into the ocean at dawn when the weather is clear enough to see it. It is one of the more rare things I have been lucky enough to see and film. Just beautiful.
So much so that I gave up all hope of condensing it down to two and a half minutes. Instead I plucked today’s blog entry from near the beginning of the tape. Another entry from a later part of the same tape will make it’s way into the blog somewhere down the line.
As with the moon rise of a previous entry I exposed for the water. So once again the moon looks a little sunnish. Which I like because it gives me a reason to try again this winter. Sun rises are tricky. You stand around the location with a compass the night before trying to imagine where the morning light will fall and exactly where the moon will set.
After a short night’s sleep you are wandering around in the dark loaded with equipment holding a flash light in your teeth, trying to avoid sliding on wet rocks. But if you can get to the beach and level the camera the results are amazing. At least I think so.
Please return with me now to the coast of Central California on a cool winter morning to watch the setting of the moon at sunrise.