When, on Tuesday night, we went out to watch and capture the Perseid Meteor Shower, it was the Super Moon rising, who stole the show. Even though I had already shot and planned another video for this week, I thought I’d go ahead and share this capture of the moon rising and some photos I took that night of the moon and the stars.
I hope this will inspire you to take a nice person, or just yourself, out to a place with some open space and watch the moon rise. When it’s this big, it’s quite amazing how quickly it rises and how it lifts your spirits and imagination.
To show you the moon rise in less than a minute, I sped the video up by 750%. The moon was already waning when I shot this. Maybe one of these days, I’ll capture it when it’s full.
If you watch a lot of my videos, you’ve probably noticed that I use songs by Josh Woodward a lot, who makes his music freely available. Up until this point, I’ve always used instrumental versions of his songs because it’s usually easier to edit to, sometimes the combination of lyrics and images feels too much on the nose and sometimes the lyrics just don’t fit the images. This week, for the first time, I’m using a version with lyrics – of the song “Shadows in the Moonlight.” He has a really nice voice and I like the message of the entire song a lot. Check out the full song (available under an Attribution License) here: http://www.joshwoodward.com/song/ShadowsintheMoonlight
Last but not least, if you enjoyed watching this moonrise, please check out the (more impressive, in my humble opinion) moonrise video from last year: Harvest Moonrise Time-Lapse – In A Colorado Minute (Week 178).