While we are used to a beautiful Full Moon over Noordhoek Beach – I was amazed at the ‘super moon’ photos posted officially on BBC and elsewhere on 6 and 7 May 2012 … pictures that seemed incredulous and left me wondering. I did take some photos as well and thought the moon was definitely more brilliant than usual… but nothing like I had expected, at least not on our side of the… globe and mountain.
Full Moon over Noordhoek Beach
Well, meanwhile I know most if not all of those pictures were illusions… and that we can all achieve with some good original photo material and a little bit of Photoshop! Ha!
What you see here is definitely the full moon I photographed in that night – around 11: 45 pm – and it stood like that in the pitchblack sky. No halo, no softness – like cut out.
And this was Noordhoek Beach in the very early morning where the full moon was hardly visible – now it is!I mean it was !
The fact is, I photographed the ‘real thing’ on 24 July 2010 and wrote about it HERE. And there was no manipulation involved whatsoever – it was huge, red and definitely super and extraordinary in many ways!