Club Outing – Moonrise over the 40ft

9 June 2023 | Club Outings

On Saturday evening, 3rd June, 10 members of our club gathered on the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire, to capture the rising full moon ( named ‘Strawberry Moon’ or first Summer moon). Conditions were favourable with no clouds visible in the sky, but the all important horizon was obscured with some low level sea mist. We set ourselves up at various strategic locations along the pier, facing Dalkey Island and the FortyFoot bathing area, with a predicted moonrise at 21:38 in this area.

21:38 came and went with no sign of the moon breaking the horizon. However, within approx 10 mins the magnificent spectacle of the full moon gradually appeared, climbing out of the mist. Over the next hour or so we were given a real celestial treat as the colour of the moon slowly changed from deep orange to bright yellow. Long lenses and solid tripods were the order of the day for most members as we endeavoured to capture the scene.

A further treat was in store as we turned our cameras to the western skies with views over Dun Laoghaire harbour as the setting sun dipped out of view.

All agreed it was a beautiful evening for photography.

Some images (click on an image to open in full-screen mode) from the outing can be seen below:


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