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Supermoon Moonrise over Galway Bay and the Burren

Supermoon moonrise over Galway Bay and the Burren, August 2022

Supermoon moonrise over Galway Bay and the Burren, August 2022. Buy print/license image

The harvest supermoon rising over the Burren, Co Clare, and Galway Bay Ireland. Images made a month ago by lucky chance. We hadn’t paid attention to when moonrise was, but had walked down to the shore for the last of the sun’s rays on our first night in Connemara. As the light faded, a strange pale dome reared up above the ancient limestone hills of the Burren, above Black Head. As it rose, the moon it turned yellow, then a deep orange. And as it kissed the mountains goodbye, and day became night its shimmering reflection appear on the bay’s calm waters of the bay.

What a privilege to be there.

For those who want the technical side: Unlike most moon/earthscapes these aren’t double exposures, they’re handheld (no tripod) mostly taken using a 100-400mm lens, ISO320-400.

That, and luck. Being in the right place at the right time… with a telephoto lens that I nearly didn’t bring with me.

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Supermoon moonrise over Galway Bay and the Burren, August 2022

Supermoon moonrise over Galway Bay and the Burren, August 2022. Buy print/license image

 

Supermoon moonrise over Galway Bay and the Burren, August 2022

Supermoon moonrise over Galway Bay and the Burren, August 2022. Buy print/license image

 

Supermoon moonrise over Galway Bay and the Burren, August 2022

Supermoon moonrise over Galway Bay and the Burren, August 2022. Buy print/license image

 

Supermoon moonrise over Galway Bay and the Burren, August 2022

Supermoon moonrise over Galway Bay and the Burren, August 2022. Buy print/license image

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