I went out on the night of the Perigee Moon--hoping for a great shot of it hanging over Goodale Lake about 4 miles from my home in Kershaw County, SC. Got there in plenty of time, set up to wait - the mosquitos came out, the clouds swept in, and the star of the show, MY Moon, was in hiding...but the show Must Go On, right?
I swatted, cursed a bit... kept hoping the clouds would part and I would see that Moon....
The water was calm and threw up some terrific reflections of the trees ...Soon a few Geese that had been quietly grazing on green shoots along the waters edge were startled into flight by a squadron of dark squaking shapes that filled the sky over me--it was like an invasion it happened so suddenly---hundreds of Double Crested Coromorants coming in to roost for the night!
The silhouettes were kinda cool--the sound was deafening as they all chattered at once!
The last bit of Sun crept ever lower, the air cooled almost instantly as the deep blue of twlight settled over the lake-and over the coromorants, and over me!
Even the mosquitos went to bed and so I folded the tripod and went home--with a great feeling inside--I came to see the Moon, what I saw was one of the greatest shows on Earth!!
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