I got up at 4:00 a.m. and drove up to Venice to photograph the rare Supermoon blue blood moon with partial lunar eclipse. This was the first time in over 150 years that this particular type of eclipse has happened in the United States. I didn’t want to miss a chance to capture it. I scouted several locations on the days before the event and decided to try to shoot the moon with the Venice Fishing Pier in the foreground. When I arrived in the parking lot it was still dark but the moon was visible. I set up my tripods and cameras on the beach on the south side of the fishing pier. In a few minutes I was joined by two other photographers who had had the same idea about framing the moon against the pier. We chatted about nesting birds and photography gear until the moon got low enough in the sky to be interesting. Then we all got very quiet as we bracketed our shots and watched the partial lunar eclipse. It was very exciting to see the red color come over the moon as it got closer to the horizon. Daybreak started to cast some interesting light on the pier and I think we all got some nice shots. This one was taken with my Nikon D850 at 1/80s, f/8, ISO 64 using my Nikkor 500mm lens.
Fisherman on Venice Pier taking a photograph of this morning’s Supermoon blue blood moon with partial lunar eclipse, Venice, Florida #NikonD850
Supermoon blue blood moon with partial lunar eclipse over the Venice Pier, Venice, Florida