Harvest Moon

September 23, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
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Moon rising over the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

Yesterday, on the day before the vernal equinox, I met up with the DC Social Flickr group to photograph the harvest moon. We met up at the Lincoln Memorial. Our intent was to capture the harvest moon rising above the Capitol and the Washington Monument.

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Moon rising over the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

This was my first time meeting up with the DC Social Flickr group. I really enjoyed meeting everyone. However, the photography was a bit disappointing. Clouds covered the horizon, preventing us from getting any photos of the moon over the Capitol until it rose fairly high in the sky.

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Partially obscured moon rising over the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

I had really high hopes for the night. I’ve seen some really dramatic photos of harvest moons in DC. But alas, the weather was not cooperating.

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Washington Monument reflected in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

I do like the photos that I got yesterday. However, they just aren’t what I was trying for. Perhaps I’ll make another trip out onto the Mall later this week. However, the window of opportunity is short. There are only two harvest moons each year. The next one is in March.

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