I literally Googled “where to take pictures of super moon in San Diego” this afternoon and it was a toss up between Shelter Island and the Coronado Ferry Landing. I chose Coronado, but went past the ferry landing. Following my intuition, I found a teeny tiny park with only one other couple in it. I started setting up when someone came up behind me.
“Are you here for the meet up?”
“I had no idea there was one, but I guess so!”
And so it was, my first venture out to try to do this full moon photography stuff, and soon I’d be surrounded by 30+ San Diego photographers. They’re from a Facebook group, and they just kept showing up. Lenses the size of Texas, some serious hardware, and some enviable setups.
I got there like two hours before sunset so I had my spot claimed and I was ready to go. I had no idea what settings I was supposed to use so I picked a mode and started tinkering. Aperture priority. Then shutter priority. Some auto. Some totally manual.
The moon took her sweet time showing up for us, but when she did, the crowd went wild and then it sounded like a press conference. Shutters snapping like crazy.
At one point I just shouted “my moon is overexposed! What do I do?” and folks started shouting out their settings. It was so rad.
I’ve got some work to do to figure out how to combine images (at the advice of my new professional photographer friends) so you can see the moon and the city in all their glory, but this one was a quick and easy edit so that’s what you get tonight. Plus one moon shot.
THIS IS SO FUN AND THESE PEOPLE ARE SO NICE AND BEING A NEWBIE IS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD.