It was a strawberry moon last night and I was hoping to get some pictures.
We walked up to the beach in the early evening to get a feel for the night and as there was no lunar orb in sight yet, decided to come back later.
Hubby got engrossed in something, as did I, and before we knew it, it was gone 11pm!
We looked out of the lounge window, and there she was!
The street lights are so glaring and intrusive here, any pictures would be wasted so we donned our fleeces and shoes and went up to the prom again. The moon was gliding up the sky and heading for some dark clouds, so I stopped at a property that had a clear line of sight without street lamps, pointed the camera, and hoped for the best.
By the time we got to the prom, the moon had disappeared, and it would be some considerable time before it was visible again.
I haven’t taken any night pictures yet so thought I’d experiment a little.
There were a fleet of trawlers n the horizon far out to sea, so I snapped a few of those, together with an interesting night sky.
The moon was not playing ball with us though so we walked home.
As we turned into our road we could see it beginning to poke through the cloud so we took a mass of photos from the lounge side window where I got my first pictures
I must have taken about 25 photos so hoped at least one or two came out.
Looking at my pictures, it was very much hit and miss. The early pictures of the moon were just a yellow blob in the sky, distorted and blurred, so no good. The ones of the trawlers were blotchy with dots on the horizon and nothing distinguishable.
My night sky was pretty good though (and the moon is there, honest!!!)