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Belizean Moonrise | by Della Huff Photography
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Belizean Moonrise

Where time literally slows down... :)


I spent an incredible July 4th week in Roatan, Honduras and Ambergris Caye, Belize, and I was lucky enough to have a full moonrise while in Belize. Though there were some low clouds to contend with, and my tripod completely broke in transit, I managed to come up with this image with which I'm very happy. My improvised tripod was a beach chair and a beach bag stuffed with clothes to make a beanbag. Obviously this setup wasn't very stable, so I used a remote shutter release to reduce shutter shake. Most of my images still had a bit of blur, but a few worked out.


Watching the moon rise up over the ocean was especially cool because the moon rises over land/hills here in the Bay Area, and this forced me to rethink a water composition. I liked this sweet little dock for its weathered wood and collections of conch shells, which are ubiquitous in Belize. There was even a coconut rolling gently near the shore.


Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70L. Blended image of two shots (since I didn't have a working tripod, it was too difficult to use GNDs which I ordinarily would use for an image like this).

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Taken on July 3, 2012