The last one for 2015

Last night as I was sitting reading this and that on the laptop I ran across a juicy tidbit that said “Tonight is the last Super Moon of 2015!” It had totally slipped my mind.  I got up to peer outside thinking yet again it would be cloud city as the weather forecasters here have been predicting that the remains of Hurricane Patricia will be coming through giving us a lot of rain.  But guess what? Clear skies prevailed last night and I was good to go.

I’m sure there will be an abundance of moon shots this week and a lot of them will be similar in composition based upon where the photographer was.  By that I mean you may see a lot of moon shots like mine here featuring a dark sky and the bright moon unless someone was fortunate to be someplace where the composition would be more dramatic say like a shot of the moon rising above the mountains or a city skyline.  While not quite as dramatic as that, I am pleased with my image because it is mine and I was able to stand outside bundled up and capture it – finally!

I took about 40 pictures handheld while leaning against the rail of our deck varying my manual settings.  My images ranged from just a glowing white ball in the dark sky to a detailed moon in a black sky.  I chose this one because I wanted to show the halo of pale light around the moon.


( F10 – 1/100 – ISO320 – 220mm – Canon 5D M3 – 70-300mm lens – Lightroom)


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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography.
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29 Responses to The last one for 2015

  1. Timothy Price says:


  2. mickey2travel says:

    Wow! That is fantastic! And without a tripod, right? I probably drink too much coffee to hold the camera still for this! LOL!

  3. kcg1974 says:

    Gorgeous! I just wrote a post, entitled “Writer’s Moon” because this very site kept me up all night! Lovely image! Thank you. 🙂

  4. Nancy says:

    Beautiful and hand held! Whoa! I may try tonight… out here. I was watching the Cardinals on Monday Night Football. And the moon was already to high in the sky. So…….. I will try.
    This picture with the halo around it… makes this just perfect!

  5. A. Blake says:

    This is beautiful, thanks for sharing as I missed it.

  6. Nice shot. I had an early meeting up north this morning and it was gorgeous seeing it set up in the mountains.

  7. Wow, amazing capture! I didn’t realize tonight is the last super moon of the year…so cool!

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