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Supermoon at Indian Rock

In May the full moon coincided with the perigee of the orbit resulting in the so-called "supermoon." In actuality it would be hard to notice a difference in the size of the moon without a formal measurement. Nevertheless, the supermoon was a well-publicized astronomical event which people turned out in droves to observe. Many photographers took photos of the slight-larger full moon rising above skyscrapers or other points of interest with very long lenses but I thought those photos were boring because the moon always looks big through a telescope so who cares. I took a different approach and went down to Indian Rock park to photograph the night crowd enjoying the evening.

This was one of my most-viewed photos after getting picked up by the Atlantic's InFocus photoblog:

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/05/supermoon-2012/100291/


Daniel Parks

Supermoon at Indian Rock