After dinner clouds were drifting in, mainly thick cirrus. This could actually be a benefit to the shot I was hoping to get. Clouds often add to the composition. As Moonrise was approaching I grabbed the camera and tripod and headed down to the pond. I've done this path a thousand times before. It's my backyard.
The Moon was just coming up when I got into position. There was plenty of gaps in the clouds and some drifting in and out of the view. I took a series of images over a twenty minute span and then headed back as the clouds of mosquitoes had me at my wits end!
|Moonrise Over Flanders Pond|
I think it worked out well. The Full Moon of June is also known as the Full Strawberry Moon by tradition. This is also a "micromoon" as our natural satellite is at apogee, far in it's orbit around Earth.