"Supermoon" rises over BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

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    "Supermoon" rises over BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, near Atlanta, Georgia.

    Well, I'm not so sure that the super moon ended up being all THAT super, but it was fun to watch it rise. Fortunately, we had some light clouds (and probably pollution) that gave it a great orange color and kept it from blowing out in the completely dark sky. If only it had risen about 30 minutes earlier! What was super, however, was an app on my iPad that showed me exactly where and when the moon would rise over this temple in Lilburn, Georgia. It uses Google Earth and superimposes sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset angles over any location for any day and time. Since it showed the moon rising right behind the temple and I didn't have any other location scouted out, I decided to head out and check it out. (The app is called "LightTrac" if anyone is interested and so far it really works great.)

    This is one exposure. A click definitely makes it more worthwhile to see larger on black. I probably need to work on lightening up for the temple a little but for now this will have to do. Sorry I haven't been commenting lately, but I have been keeping up with everyone's images. Will try and get caught up soon.

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    1. DeniseJC 65 months ago | reply

      Wow! This is almost surreal. What an incredible capture - hard to believe this is Georgia. That App sounds fabulous. Note to self ... "Get an iPad"!

    2. Premal Dhruv Photography 65 months ago | reply

      Nice capture! Well done. Thank you for sharing. Will try to get the app for the iPad.

    3. Manish J Patel1 65 months ago | reply

      This Manish Patel from the temple. We are doing Earth Hour light out with full lights before and after the the no light hour. Meet us at the temple if interested in taking pictures that way.

    4. kate053 65 months ago | reply

      Bravo, magnifique composition!!

    5. Lulu@ 65 months ago | reply

      Your photo screams Photographer !!!
      Thank you for sharing with us


    6. ronboring 65 months ago | reply


      I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
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    7. Knight-dreamer [deleted] 65 months ago | reply


      I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
      National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?

    8. msc-ρңσtođєѕіgη ( NEW 2nd STREAM )->moved 65 months ago | reply

      As seen in: Your KARMA Group

      Michael S. Schwarzer msc-photodesign is also on ~ f a c e b o o k ~, hope i see you there!

    9. DidiOrange 65 months ago | reply

      Amazing Photo!
      A rare and beautifull example of use of stone in architecture.
      That's great!
      I've seen that there is a free contest with a lot of architecture photoes, if you would like to partecipate i think you could do great!
      it have as FIRST PRICE an iPad!
      It's here: www.flickr.com/groups/if-photo-award/

    10. The Orchid Lady 65 months ago | reply

      unbelievable. really truly great.

    11. Shobeir 65 months ago | reply

      aaah, that's one of those nights with crazy moon in sky! Love it Jeff. The composition and the location of the moon is perfect my friend.

    12. Half Marathon Man 65 months ago | reply

      I don't know SFA about photos, but this is a really nice shot, beautifully composed, the colour's are amazing, I don't even know how you managed to get the camera to take the shot. Technically I couldn't do this shot with an old Nikon K-1000 and superfast film, and I tried a lot.

    13. Leafs in 4 [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      What a picture. The way you captured the colours is breathtaking

    14. AIM HIGHER [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

      The light on the temple is absolute perfection and that burnt orange orb behind is such a great contrast!

    15. Hobbsphotome 64 months ago | reply

      Great shot, Jeff! Most enjoyable. I go by the temple often, and it is beautiful any night, but this is truly special.

    16. Greg Foster Photography 57 months ago | reply

      Absolutely amazing shot ! I love shooting here !

    17. raheel45 51 months ago | reply

      Great, just great.

    18. AK_Hitecrednek [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

      What a composition! Love it.

    19. www.ernst-christen.com 15 months ago | reply

      Very beautiful
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