Is it just me or does it seem like we get a lot of Supermoons? Nevertheless, this was the last one, before the next one.
These moon photos are a bear to take. Unless you have a very long lens, like 600mm or more, the moon doesn't look that big. Also, the composition is a little tricky because if you expose for the moon, everything else is too dark. If you expose for everything else, the moon is too light.
In the end, I created this composite with the moon exposure blended with the bridge exposure, so this is two photos. Despite the challenges, it's a lot of fun, and I'll probably plan on doing another one soon. With all these supermoons coming, I'll have plenty of chances to get it right.
Across the street is a fence, and beyond that are bushes and a field. It's not much to look at unless, maybe, the light is just right.
Almost anything can look good in the right kind of light; however, I'm not entirely sure why that is. Technically, photos are just recordings of light bouncing off things. And for whatever reason, certain kinds of light resonate more than others; both consciously and subconsciously.
Some of my favorite photos are simple scenes like this. Here is a link to Shin Ikegami on Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tyobita1985/). He has incorporated this idea into his art and taken it to a whole new level. I think it's safe to say that sometimes, simplicity speaks more to us than seemingly smart complicated images. I'm sure there is an excellent reason for that too.
Crossing the North Atlantic in a straight line, each morning you could watch the sunrise from the stern of the ship. Without this constant, there is little else for orientation.
Admittedly, getting up early on vacation to watch the sunrise sounds insane. But crossing the ocean on a ship leaves plenty of time to nap throughout the day. Trust me; sleep is not a problem.
Likewise, in the evening you could see the sunset from the bow, but, at that time it seems you're always busy getting ready for one thing or another. So early mornings and late evenings are the best time to take pictures on a cruise ship. And that, my fellow travelers, is your cruise ship tip of the day.