Bellamy Harbor Park
It is probably because it is easily accessible, but I find myself at Bellamy Harbor Park quite often. I started the day on Friday at the park for the sunrise. The clouds and the colors where amazing. I tried a few different angles, even venturing out into the new rock island that grew after all the rain this summer but ended up sticking my camera in the opening of the gate blocking my favorite location. I really like the curve of the water as well as the clouds. I found the image I wanted.
Sunset came and my first thought was to capture the rising moon. It is the December full moon, or Cold Moon if you look in the Farmer’s Almanac. The name is from the Mohawk tribe of the Iroquois which seems fitting considering where I live. The sunset would be about an hour after the moon rises which would allow me to capture the moon before the sky turned too dark. I needed some time to find the composition I wanted. As I walked around this opposite view of Bellamy Harbor Park caught my eye. It would be a good companion for my morning image.
I couldn’t resist using the water tower at the park again. With the brighter sky I felt I would have a good chance of showing more of the towers details as well as capture the details in the moon. I was even able to practice my patience as I needed to wait until the moon climbed higher in the sky. Using the long end of my 12-100mm lens I was able to isolate the tower and the moon against a beautiful blue sky. You can even see the old General Cable Corporation logon on the side of the water tower.
Overall, it was a great day! My plan was to go out on Saturday (today) morning to catch the moon as it was setting. I would be able to get some images at Delta Lake, but the snow moving in ended that plan. I’m thinking I might get one more chance on Sunday morning and if we do get some snow that might be a better image… 🙂