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Strawberry Moon

Posted by
Mike Hall (California, United States) on 25 June 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This year’s summer solstice(June 20) was unique in that a full moon (in this case the “Strawberry Moon”) and solstice occurred on the same day. This is something that hasn’t happened since 1967 and won’t again until 2062.

My friend James talked me into making the trek up the City (San Francisco) where we decided that shooting the moonrise from the Marin Headlands looked promising. After a few of hours of watching the fog dance just below the top of the Berkeley Hills (we've been shut out by too much fog before), sunlight shafting across the bay and brilliantly lit clouds over the bay at sunset, our patience was rewarded.

Here I chose to start out with a tight composition as the moon started to peek out over the Berkeley Hills behind San Francisco.

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Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Very, very nice picture.

25 Jun 2016 12:43pm

Harmonia from Bondues, France

Excellent !!!

25 Jun 2016 1:00pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
L O V E L Y !!!

25 Jun 2016 7:37pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Superb work! Love the cityscape and the moon rising beyond the mountains is magnificent.

26 Jun 2016 5:37am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh beau

26 Jun 2016 7:14am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Fantastic 1

27 Jun 2016 5:57am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

27 Jun 2016 6:15am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France


27 Jun 2016 7:04am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

27 Jun 2016 5:59pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Congrats! This is wonderfullllllll!!

27 Jun 2016 8:50pm

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran


28 Jun 2016 9:21am

Babzy from Besançon, France

superb !

28 Jun 2016 7:01pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is an excellent shot. Congratulation on the Spotlight.

29 Jun 2016 4:48am

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