Wally Hawkins Photography
The Blue Moon Set
The Blue Moon Set
Ah, the elusive Blue Moon! I'd heard it was happening that day, and man, I was buzzing with ideas at work. Where should I go to get the best shot? After a full day of mental ping-pong, I finally settled on Mountains Edge. I mean, why not shoot the moon from a mountain, right?
Where's the Moon?
The sun started setting, and I'm checking my app like a hawk, thinking, "Okay, where's that moon?" I should've been seeing it by now. Nada. Zip. Then, this hiker comes up and says he saw the moon on the other side of the mountain. You've got to be kidding me! A mountain, of all things, is blocking my view of the Blue Moon!
Change of Plans
I was this close to freaking out. Do I pack up and try to find another spot? After some speedy thinking, I chose the easy route: do nothing. Yup, you heard it right. I decided to wait it out until the moon would rise above the mountain.
The Big Reveal
I'm staring at the mountain's edge, and I can see this bright light starting to peak. It's the moon, finally making its grand entrance! Now here's the twist: there were people on top of the mountain. At first, I was like, "Aw, man, they're ruining my shot." But then, it hit me—why not include them? They'd give the shot some context and maybe make it even cooler.
The Final Shot
I waited for the right moment, framed it so that the people and the mountain's edge were in the shot, and snapped away. Let me tell you, it turned out way better than I expected. The people actually added a whole new layer to the photo, making it not just about the Blue Moon, but also about this shared human experience.
And that, my friends, is how a mountain almost ruined my shot, but ended up making it even better. Sometimes, you've just got to roll with what you've got and make the best of it!