What a moon! What a Saturday night day night out here on Mayne Island, British Columbia Canada. A crowd of about a dozen people joined me at Seaview Beach in Bennett Bay for the moon rising. It is the first time in my five years of living on the island that I had company join me on a photo shoot. Quite festive really and great to see others out capturing the experience first hand as well.
But let’s begin at the beginning shall we. A long time ago on May 1, 2012 I was out in the evening on Reef Bay – a pleasant evening though there were rain showers in the distance.
It was then that I looked up and saw this amazing moon high in the sky.
I had been seeing things posted here and there about some super moon. So I said to self – what if you made a plan to see if you could do a Mayne Island photo shoot of the super moon? Would that be a good idea? Self answered – but you know very little about night photography. I informed myself that there was no time like the present to start learning and I reminded myself that I always learn best by doing. With a frown and shrug Self agreed.
The next few nights were cloudy and though I went out and managed to capture the light on the shore at low tide.
No moon. So instead I read about photographing the moon. It was recommended to have something large in front of the moon to emphasize its grand size. This might not happen here at Reef Bay, plus I was likely to get house lights in the foreground if I was guessing the right place where the moon would come up. Where should I be then? I though and thought and on the evening of the May 4th I went to Seaview Beach in Bennett Bay.
But thankfully the moon wasn’t rising on this side of the view with those heavy clouds. Thunderclouds rolled through swishing their wet skirts across the sky last evening. The moon was well up in the sky before the sun kissed him goodnight.
So with after taking this shot I knew exactly where I wanted to be for 8:39 pm on May 5, 2012 to watch the super moon rise. I cast one of my best spells for a clear sky though heavy cloud had been predicted. I check the weather first thing Saturday morning. Yes! It was suppose to be mostly clear this evening. I arrive early at 7:30 pm with a book and watch the evening settle in around me. An otter swims by and the small swallows dart across the water. The tide is in and I am ready for the magic to begin. Just before the prescribed time of the moon rise, to my surprise I started to get company. For the first time in my five years living on Mayne Island others joined me to also photograph the moon and to simply watch it rise with rattles, chants and sage given in offering. It was quiet festive really and nice to share the moment with others. But the super moon, I am guessing you are waiting to see the super moon right?
The super moon starting to appear…
Then a cloud takes a taste…
Soon we have a super moon beam…
And so the super moon rose as seen from Mayne Island…
The light turns magically mauve as it the moon gets higher in the sky and beacon lights and boat lights shine dimly in comparison.
And now to conclude with one portrait shot of the moon alone in the night sky…
There you have it folks – the super moon of May 5, 2012 from Mayne Island.
SPROUT: When was the last time you courted the moon?
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189 thoughts on “Mayne Island Super moon on May 5 2012”
Courted the moon….lol… as I awoke in the middle of the night, last night, because of the neighbor’s donkey deciding to visit and bray with great exhuberance, the moonbeam shining in my bedroom window felt like a flashlight drilling into my eyes. I must admit, my reaction was not one of awe or even appreciation as I slammed my eyelids closed and pulled the covers over my ears! I had a much more peaceful time enjoying your photos of the moon today 🙂
I know what you mean Sue about that darn moon gazing down with its headlamp all night. As you can imagine we give it full access to our sleeping area with those big windows. Glad the after photos were more enjoyable and did you catch the donkey?
Great story and photos, Terrill. I love that you wrote that you took time to study your camera. Wish you had listed some of what you learned. I still keep saying I’m going to do that and I’ve had this camera for 5 years!
In response to your query on the last time was we courted the moon. “This week,” is my response.
I started on Wed. May 2nd when I noticed it in the sky on a Wetlands walk. So, Wed., Thurs and Friday I walked there near sunset. The moon had already risen each of those days by the time. For Super moon, I went to the ocean, when the moon was rising 11 minutes before the setting sun. Aside from the mist along the horizon the sky was cloudless all night and, from my perspective made less interesting photos.
One of the interesting things that I appreciated from the earlier part of the evening was watching the line of cars leaving. It took 15 minutes to get out, like leaving a stadium.. In this case it was Nature’s stadium of Natural Events.
Happy moon-ing. Thanks for the post. I passed it on.
Thank you for sharing the post Sheila and telling us about your experiences as well. Do you have link to some of your moon photographs? It is so much fun seeing what it was like in different places.
Although i’m not in love with my photos I did finally upload a grouping on FlickR, starting with photos from May 2nd, 3 days before the “super” moon. You can see it/play a slideshow at http://www.flickr.com/photos/inspirational_sheila/sets/72157629628523466/
Oh these are great Sheila thanks for leaving us the link! It is most fun to share this experience with other moon photographers.
“And so the super moon rose as seen from Myne Island”. . . ..THAT is an absolutely spectacular shot Terrill. The blues and the water and the sparkle and the moon are alllllllllllllll so perfect. I am especially happy to see this particular shot because I totally missed the rising of the moon here in North Carolina last night, as a thick cloud cover precluded viewing. Thank you soooooooo much:)!!
You are most welcome Alison. This is one of the great pleasure of being part of a global community as the weather is always perfect someplace 🙂
Absolutely stunning reflections and photos, Laurie, that bring you right in the middle of the sensory place. They are all stop-dead magnificent but the ones where the light from the moon reflecting on the water ripples are extraordinary. As always you find new ways to give the deepest textures to the color blue. it’s a veritable feast for the eyes.
Sam you finally did it. Now I know we are truly blogging family. Do you know what it is you did? In your note above you have called me Laurie. I feel even more like her sister everyday and in every way with these kinds of slips. So much fun. I am glad you enjoyed the moon ride and I am on my way over to see what is posted for your Monday morning diary.
I called you Laurie indeed Terrill. And I will soon be called the real Laurie, Terrill!!!
Congratulations on the spectacular response on this beautiful post and on being ‘freshly pressed.’ This has been a long time coming and it’s so well-deserved. This is truly a call for celebration!!!
Yep! That is exactly what is going to happen Sam and thank you for coming back to celebrate with me. I hadn’t been thinking it was a long time as so many bloggers never ever get “Freshly Pressed.” It is just an honour to be acknowledge in such a way and have so many great people drop by and visit.
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Terrill – Your photographs are beyond stunning! And I’m so glad you shared them because we had fog, Fog, FOG for our viewing pleasure that evening. Huge thanks to you though, I’m getting to enjoy the super moon anyway!
SPROUT: When was the last time you courted the moon?
I’m a lunar-minded type of gal and observe both new and full moons.
Ah yes of course you would be Laurie… I have become more so the last few years but at most times the moon remains a delightful mystery to me. Who knew it rose almost an hour later each night and from a slightly different spot in the sky?
The supermoon is indeed magical, and your experience of it even more so. Thank you for sharing this once-in-a-lifetime experience through well crafted words and images. I treasure the moments when we were both moon gazing together; though at different physical viewpoints, we were together spiritually!
Mila your comment has now made it to the blog post! Thank you very much and yes indeed we were together spiritually 🙂
Wow…such beautiful photos, and a super inspiration for your super post. I couldn’t believe how bright it was Saturday night…truly something to behold!
It certainly was Mikalee and it is a pleasure to share these captures with you.
OMG–these photos are stunning! This so deserved to be Freshly Pressed. Congrats!
Kathryn you made me laugh so hard with your comment… thank you 🙂
Wow…great pictures. I also tried to take photos of Super Moon, but my camera is not very professional so the result was not as I expected.
It is very hard work learning to take night shots Adrian and so I completely understand. I am now inspired to learn more. I hope it gets easier with practice.
Yes. We need some theoretical knowledge, but practice is the key. 😉 Your photos are really inspiring me and they encourage me to study more about taking photos in different environments.
Good to know Adrian… like any art form the learning is always ongoing. If you find anything super useful, feel free to share a link here.
You had an amazing vantage point and got some incredibly beautiful pics! And what a beautiful part of the world you guys have down there… congrats on FP!
Thank you Krista and it is a very beautiful part of the world indeed.
Absolutely beautiful photos – We’re heading over to BC in 3 months’ time and cannot wait!
Jonny if you come to Mayne Island do drop in and say hello at my home studio. It would be a pleasure to meet you. Are you coming to live full time or for a visit?
Thank you- just for a visit I’m afraid, doing a fly-drive so hoping to see as much as possible!
Ah yes Jonny, this sounds like a great vacation. We are thinking of going by train and back to the East this fall.
awesome pic’s like it very much…
You’ve been Freshly Pressed, Terrill! Congratulations!! I am so excited for you. Now you can enjoy the “Super Moon” of blogging fame. So glad many others will get to enjoy your wonderful photography and thoughts.
Oh Kathy I just came in from turning the garden over thinking I would have a shower before going off to take a movie back and then get some groceries…. what a shock! Thank you so much for celebrating with me as I know you have been here before yourself and know what a special thing it is to get “Freshly Pressed” 🙂
Terrill – I just saw where Kathy said you’d been FRESHLY PRESSED! I went out and checked and whoowhee, you sure are. CONGRATULATIONS! WAY TO GO! WHOOHOO! SNOOPY HAPPY DANCE! This is well deserved!
Laurie pinch me HARD quick so that I know I am not dreaming!!!!!! My feet are so far off the ground you could just blow me over in a breeze right now. And I think Kathy found out before I did! 🙂
Awesome. I love everything astrological and the beauty that they all create. Spectacular thing to watch, eh? Keep up the good work.
Also, congrats on being Freshly Pressed!
Thank you Eric… it is my very first time and I am thrilled!
Lovely and beautifully presented too. Quite sci-fi ‘otherworldish’ look in many of the frames. Thanks so much for sharing these – it was cloudy all thro the weekend here: most disappointing. But your photos beautifully make up for it 😉
You are most welcome DoF and glad these photographs made up for your cloud covered weekend.
Amazing and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your phenomenal pics, and congrats on being FP.
Thank you William and you are most welcome 🙂
Great post and amazing photos! The moon looks spectacular – we had a very cloudy weekend unfortunately and so missed out on the gorgeous super moon, so thanks for sharing your photos! And congrats on being freshly pressed!
My pleasure Dounia 🙂 Global weather is sometime just simply the best!
Wonderful pictures…the photo “Soon we have a super moon beam” is now this weeks wallpaper image on my cellphone (lol-Thank You), beautiful peacefulness captured so well…nice job. Thank You for the tranquility of the moon experience 🙂
Well I am sure that this moon beam is thrilled to be your wallpaper of the week Paul. I know I am 🙂
lovely pictures…would like to take your permission if I could use one for my cover pic on FB…with due regards given to you 😀
…I couldn’t resist sharing this post with my friends though!
Yes do feel free to use with credit given and thank you for sharing Garry 🙂
I love BC! But I’m in Calgary now and whenever there is something spectacular happening in the sky we seem to have too much cloud coverage! It was no different the night of the super moon. 😦
It does seem to happen this way at times Diana so I am glad to have give you a glimpse from Mayne Island 🙂
Saw the moon last night, obviously not as good of a view but still amazing!
You are right Lil – the moon is so amazing!
Thank you! for sharing your images of the Super moon. The pictures are just Super beautiful…and you say you know little about night photography? We’ll, I’m sure the Super Moon is very proud of the work you did. Your pictures have done justice to her beauty.
You are most welcome Women and Power and thank you for your kind words 🙂
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Super Moon looking like Super Nova!
Thank you Life Delicacy for your comment and sharing – most appreciated! 🙂
Really nice article, & great photos too! My pleasure!
Gorgeous pics! My in-laws live on Mayne so we get the chance to visit quite often. Maybe I’ll run into you taking pics at this year’s May Day celebration. Thanks for capturing and sharing the super moon!
Possibly Mika, this is a great fun time here on the island. I haven’t photographed it yet so I might make a point of doing so this year.
Wonderful ! Such a rare scen you presented here !
Thank you Ranadive and I suppose it is rare in the grandness of our world.
Ah wow sublime photographs. I love pictures of the moon 🙂
Me too Worldly Winds, me too 🙂
Wonderful pictures!! First it was cloudy, then last night…I fell asleep. Oops! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Ah well 4myskin sleep must have been necessary. Glad you dropped by and thank you 🙂
These photos are spectacular and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing and congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!
You are welcome Cultural Life and appreciate you stopping by to celebrate with me.
Great moon shots. Thanks for sharing. Connie
You are most welcome Connie – appreciate you stopping in.
great moon photos, congrats on being freshly pressed…
Thank you Maggie and nice to have you stop in today 🙂
Hey, congratulations on your Freshly Pressed! We met several moons ago (ha) through Kathy’s blog (Lake Superior Spirit). I’m happy to see some local super moon shots– it looked gorgeous in Victoria, too (though I didn’t take any pics). Enjoy your moment in the spotlight!
Thank you Dana and I think that was very many moons ago. Super that you dropped by and thank you for celebrating with me.
Wow, simply beautiful photos! I loved how captured the moon at so many times of the day! My favorite was the one with the reflection of the moon on the water! Congrats on being freshly pressed!
Thank you IndigoFletcher – the pleasure is mine to share our island these photographs with so many people. Do you this blog was viewed more times in the past six hours than there are people living Mayne Island? We only have about 1,100 permanent residents 🙂
Gorgeous!!!! Thank you for sharing. We saw it and took photos as well. Definitely the most beautiful moon I have ever seen!
And some very nice moon portraits you have there as well Diary of a Phat Kat… nice that you dropped in and added to the fun.
Thank you! It is so nice to see everyone’s photos!
Wow, these are some awesome pictures. I stood up with my daughter to see the large full moon but from where we live it didn’t look all that spectacular. I also tried taking a picture… even with my 8 mega pix cellphone camera it came out a bit bland…. so jealous…
Well feel free to look at these ones as often as you like fun yu think… I am sure the best cure for jealously must be to enjoy what is offered 😉
the first and fifth photos are gorgeous!
Yes Hannele favorites are allowed – Thank you 🙂
Fantastic shots! Really enjoyed this post. I’d been anticipating the super moon and had my camera ready, alas it has been overcast here in Wales all weekend. Keep up the great work!
Thank you Roulete Revolver and sorry you missed out but there will be another moon event and maybe next time I will have the cloud and will be able to come see the awesomeness that you have captured. Yes?
Love some of your moon photos. We haven’t been to Mayne Island yet. Saltspring, Pender, Galiano islands yes. I’m glad you enjoyed beautiful B.C. We love it too!
Oh I not only enjoy B.C. Jean, I live here full-time. Mayne Island is home for me… a good place to be and I am glad you have been to many of the southern Gulf Islands as well. I spent more than seven days on Saturna Island in two different trips late last summer and though more remote I highly recommend it as well.
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❤ the moon
Thank you for sharing my post on your blog Supernova – most appreciated 🙂
Like you, I was pleasantly surprised by the festive atmosphere for this “super moon” event. But, unlike you, my shots were woefully inadequate. It was my first time with long “bulb” exposures and trying to capture the moon- which in my shots looks like a giant star! Oh, well. Better luck (for me) next time- whenever that time might be. As for your post, the photos would have been more than enough but your writing really added to the experience. Thank you. And congratulations!
You are welcome 8teen39 and thank you! Your kind words are greatly appreciated. It is not easy getting more than a giant star in the sky. One piece of advice that stuck with me is to remember that moon is brighter than we think it is. This seemed to help some when trying to figure out what to do. But conditions will be different each time so my forward going strategy will be to learn a whole lot more about manual settings and understanding the science of taking the image I am trying to capture. Lots of learning to do yet… and this is a big part of the fun – it never ends 🙂
I love your Super Moonbeam! We saw the moon also in Vanderhoof. It just makes me happy, all over the world people were outside looking at the moon.
Congratulations, you have a beautiful blog.
I know what you mean Annerose and thank you it has been such fun to share it with some many people from all over the world.
I love all of your super moon photos! I was definitely wishing that I was in such a picturesque locale when I attempted shooting the moon on Saturday night.
The location was definitely part of the charm for me as well daisiesandamask – I thought hard about where might be the best place and am glad it doesn’t disappoint.
Hi again, Terrill. I’m loving all the activity here. And what IS “Freshly Pressed?”
Also, I did put my link for a FlickR set I just did with an array of my May Full Moon Photos. In case it’s not showing, it’s http://www.flickr.com/photos/inspirational_sheila/sets/72157629628523466/
Yes the link did show up in the previous comment Sheila and thank you again. “Freshly Pressed” is when a blog is chosen to be featured on the WordPress Home page. Here is what it said at the top right today when I was notified by the editor that this post had been selected:
The best of 414,286 bloggers, 774,407 new posts, 1,373,999 comments, & 177,647,483 words posted today on WordPress.com.
As you can imagine with these kinds of numbers not too many bloggers find themselves “Freshly Pressed.” So in the wordpress blogging world this is a huge acknowledgment. And I am deeply honoured to see Creative Potager looking crisp and sharp on WordPress homepage.
Wow, Terrill!!! Congrats. I use wordpress.org for all my blogs, so was not familiar with wordpress.com home page. Wish I had known what it was so I would have seen you there also. I’m sure you’ll reach it another time. Will be interesting to see what the next topic is you come up with that generates such a flurry of activity 🙂
Thanks also for the acknowledgment of my photos on FlickR.
Visiting the Gulf Islands was one of my favourite things to do when I lived in Vancouver. Thanks for bringing back some great memories, with your SPECTACULAR photos!!!!
You are most welcome profiterolesandponytails – I love being able to spark great memories with my photography and paintings 🙂
Beautiful, beautiful photographs! I love it the most when clouds cover a bit of the perigee moon. Looks like painting.
It does look like a painting Robin and I have been thinking about if I shall paint something using these photographs as reference. We shall see. Sometimes if I am completely happy with the photographs then I do not proceed with doing a painting. As well, since I am an impressionist style painter, my paintings are very different from my photography.
Just wow! The talents you have are incredible. Well, I certainly am curious about the result if you paint the scene in your photograph 🙂
No promises Robin but it might happen. We shall have to wait and see.
And this is why I’m visiting British Columbia one day. Amazing photos! 😀
Yes poetsthoughts do visit British Columbia and if you do, please make a point of dropping my home studio and saying “hello” 🙂
Will do! 🙂
It was cloudy where I live. I couldn’t even see that beautiful moon. Thanks for your beautiful photographs so I could see what it might have looked like!
You are most welcome Bluebird Annie – I know I felt this same way during the last eclipse when clouds covered my view and I went in search to see what others had seen. It is one of the great things about sharing these kinds of events from different locations.
Thank you for sharing the progression of the moon! I only saw it when it was the brightest, which was super cool, but I didn’t get to see it in it’s largeness! Beautiful shots!
Yes Sarah, the largeness last for only a very short time and it seems it should come up with a big brass band playing or something. But know it just quietly glides up into the sky whether anyone is looking or not. Much less announcement and fuss than the sunrise really.
I love it! You’re so poetic!
What wonderful pictures. They really made my day! You’re an amazing photographer. Congrats for being on Freshly Pressed! You truly deserve it 🙂
Thank you on all counts Anarya – it is truly an honour to be “Freshly Pressed” particularly when people like you drop in and leave such kind feedback.
My pleasure. You truly deserve being on FP! 🙂 I’ve subscribed! Keep up the great work. 🙂
This post is awesome. I love the moon. In this place, moon looks so big, in my place, I just can see the small one. Actually it is a little bit bigger than normal, but not much
It is interesting how the moon looks different from different places Amber… and I am glad you dropped in to enjoy these photographs with me 🙂
Breathtaking!!! If the moon is that beautiful in the pictures, i’m sure it would have been even better in person 🙂
You have hit on a truth Neetika… it was much grander in person. No matter how hard I tried I fell short of what was there before our eyes.
Love these pictures! I thought about trying to take a picture of the moon, but then I went to bed. Maybe when I grow up, I’ll have a memory! lol
There will be other super moons samacwns and if you are not too tired you will remember. What you must have needed most is sleep and you honoured that which is a good thing… with a bit of luck there will be time for photographs, I am sure of it.
🙂 Thanks…I didn’t look at it that way. 🙂
I live in Manhattan and it was very cloudy the night of the moon, so I completely missed it. These shots are great. Thanks so much for sharing!
You are most welcome Jordan and to be sure even on the clear night Manhattan with a super moon view would be very different than Mayne Island. So glad you had a chance to stop by.
I don’t know where to easily find the comment from the person in Manhattan to Reply directly, so doing so this way. Thanks to someone here I went, through Facebook, to the National Geographic article. Evidently Sunday was also a great night. There is an amazing photo, from NJ, of a large orange moon against the Manhattan skyscraper – http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/05/pictures/120507-best-supermoon-pictures-full-moon-biggest-year-space-science/?source=link_fb20120507news-supermoon#/supermoon-lunar-perigee-seen-may-2012-manhattan_52632_600x450.jpg
That was a fantastic moon.
Thanks Charles – glad you enjoyed it.
Very beautiful photos Terrill! superb! I think I was in deep sleep when super moon appeared. Though I have catch it the night before it turns into super moon :). I look forward for more of your stunning photographs! 🙂
It shall be my pleasure to share them with you maftravelgraphy 🙂 And glad you got to see the moon the night before at least.
Wow looks so alienish. Awesome
I suppose it is a bit “alienish” sirarmany 🙂
You must visit this blog of David Patterson.
Mark I was just over and had a read of David’s post and saw his great capture as well. What a great connector you are and thank you for the introduction! 🙂
You’re welcome 🙂
Great Pictures 😀 totally love it ..
What camera did you use ? the zoom looks pretty good 🙂 We had this moon on 5th may, here are the picture I took not as beautiful as yours 😛 but still something. http://mypersonal911.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/supermoon-of-may-the-5th/
Mypersonal911 they look pretty amazing and beautiful to me! I have a Canon EOS 40D camera body and to take these photographs I used my special baby which weighs almost as much as a new born – EF 70-200mm 1:2.8 L II USM lens. For later images in the post that were take on May 5th I used a tripod and cable release for the shutter. The earlier ones were handheld.
Thank you Wade 🙂
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Thank you for sharing John – most appreciated.
Great capture. I made it out to capture the super moon on the kayak on a lake – didn’t take into consideration the fact that it had to rise above the hills and trees. After I had packed up the kayak and headed for home, I found the moon as I was on the way home! Managed to capture a few shots – mostly, I sat in awe as it really was just so beautiful. Thanks for sharing – your shots are gorgeous!
Sounds like you had a real fascinating moon adventure Anita… nice that you got to see it anyway.
I was hoping to catch the supermoon from here in Vancouver, BC. But it was so cloudy that evening that I couldn’t see a thing 😦
Andy it seems so strange that we are only about 26 miles apart and you didn’t get to see the moon. I am guessing it is those darn beautiful mountains that trapped the clouds which were blocking your view. I see a very nice cityscape on you blog though and when I get a moment I shall have to wonder over and take a closer look.
stunning pictures ! great atmosphere ! thanks for sharing.
Thank you apu and it is my pleasure to share these with you 🙂
Some amazing pictures here, definitely makes me want to arrange a visit to mayne
Well Shaun if you very get by do stop in and say hello at my home studio. It would be a pleasure to meet you.
National Geography posted an article on Facebook with the title ‘Super moon – NOT a danger to Earth’
I just shook my head.
Amazing Captures 🙂
Little Butterfly Shadow Woman pleased to meet you and your drawings are delightful. Thank you glad you dropped in.
Beautiful Pictures! I have truly never seen anything like it! 🙂
Thank you Akahai! I think it must be the landscape that makes these photographs feel so unique.
congrat on being freshly pressed! Great pictures.
Thank you Solfasila and glad you stopped by.
Years ago I found my name listed in a baby name book. This particular one defined my name “Candra” as “the moon”. At the time I thought, how ordinary. And over the years I had not found so great a reason to boast in my name. Today with your post, all that changed. Thank you for sharing the moonlight.
You are most welcome Candra and I am so glad that you and my moon photographs have connected 🙂
How amazing! Thanks for the beautiful photos!!
Thank you Ricobel 🙂
Super moon, super photos, super story!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it! 🙂
Thank you so much passport@bliss… so many wonderful blog names 🙂
Breath taKing photographs… Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed…Truly well deserved…
Thank you emotionalsalad… so glad you had a chance to stop by.
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Thank you for sharing Dearisa Muhlishiani Putri – very much appreciated.
The photography is spectacular and a beautifully crafted post all round – congratulations 🙂
Thank you bandsmoke 🙂
Wery nice =)
Absolutely beautiful photographs and wonderful blog. Great work here. I also love photography and still have my 1961 Konica, 35 MM SLR camera. Believe it or not, it still takes great photographs. I love the background information you give also. Again, great job.
Thank you Bob and thanks for sharing about your camera. It is always fun to hear about what others are using.
Gorgeous photos! It didn’t look as spectacular here in Memphis. Thanks for sharing these.
Thanks Unsouthernbelle and glad you could enjoy these images from Mayne Island
Great captures! You should send a couple in to Discovery: http://news.discovery.com/space/supermoon-full-moon-120430.html and see if they will post one. Your images are better than the current readers images that have been sent in so far.
Thank you Sophia for the suggestion and your appreciation 🙂
❤ the moon!You got some great shots, i'm sad I missed the supermoon
Beautiful! I really enjoyed your photographs. Thank you for sharing them!
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No moon. So instead I read about photographing the moon.
Nice island pictures.i love this place.
For some reason I missed this the first time around! I saw some of the Photos on your facebook page and never made it over here! These are awesome!
I loved the magic, I loved the idea that people came out to witness the Moons rising with pagan chants, smoke and dancing! Talk about magic!
I courted the moon last month when I was in Vermont! There are a few photos on my facebook page. It has been rainy and overcast here off & on for several days, so no moon.
Thanks to a very rainy day here on Mayne Island, I have found a moment to upload the Super Moon 2012 photographs on Smugmug at http://terrillwelch.smugmug.com/MayneIsland/Super-Moon-2012-from-Mayne/23098852_mHD4rQ#!i=1859683180&k=QVj2W2S and they are now available for download and purchase in various formats. Thank you for your patience!
There is also a new album of photographs from our May Day celebrations on Saturday which an amazing colourful and entertaining event where children grow wings for the day, a queen is crowned with a garland wild flowers, adult cloths are layers of frolicking miss-match and shoes go missing as the community dances together in circles http://terrillwelch.smugmug.com/MayneIsland/May-Day-Celebrations-2012/23069185_rHpWHT#!i=1856449158&k=zLGj9b5 I will be writing more about the celebrations here on Creative Potager either today or tomorrow. But I thought you might like a sneak preview 🙂
Do you actually live on Mayne? I spent my childhood summers on Bennet’s Bay and your photos brought back so many memories- as it seems they were taken from Campbell Bay perhaps?
I do actually live on Mayne Island Kimberly and welcome to Creative Potager. This was take a little ways south of Bennett Bay, Seaview I think it is.