Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Strawberry Super Moon Rising

Via Flickr:
Wanted to see the largest Full Moon of the year, but the horizon all was covered with hazy clouds in the moonrise time... It was a blue hour and it was hard to say where clouds thin where thick... I very much hoped that the moon will peek-a-boo through the cloud veil and waited, waited for some time... and oh miracle, the Strawberry Super Moon appeared for a tiny fraction of time just enough to make a few of shots! They are not quite super as the moon itself, but I'm rather happy with them nonetheless..

The first full Moon is June is called a Strawberry Moon, according to Native American folklore, because the short season for harvesting strawberries comes during the month of June. Other names include Rose Moon and Flower Moon.
And this year it's a Super Moon of Strawberry June :-)
Since it was a moonrise and due to atmospheric conditions on Earth, the colour of the moon was totally strawberry-friendly and in combination with the blue hour it felt magical.

There is no colour correction here in this diptych, I just was not able to resist casting a little bit of texture magic to emphasize the velvet feel of the sky canvas and that's all.


FancyHorse said...

They must have been northern native American Indians. Strawberry season is in April in south Alabama.

Paintings guy said...

Really interesting post, I didn't know about the strawberry moon aspect of it, these pictures are lovely!