Capturing the rising Super Moon in the shadows of the setting regular sun,
except one. Yolo County Bypass Wildlife Area, 06-22-13.
Funny, I got there just in time, 7:55 pm, but it was so sunny still that the picture would have been a see-through white moon, some grass, and a barely visible silhouette of Sacramento, so I took a couple of pictures of these folks. By the way, we were all standing on a levee, a long earth and rock mound that surrounds the Sacramento River and the rice fields that are about a mile to the left of this group. (Fun fact: In the US, rice is mostly grown in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and California. I live in the Sacramento, CA region where rice is grown and I have family in Crowley, Louisiana, the “self-proclaimed rice capital of the world.”) That is corn in the background. These levees are similar to the ones that surround New Orleans and failed during Katrina. Just realized these are about seven miles from where I live, so if they ever break in the winter during heavy rains, I may have some issues.
Anyway, after I shot this I tried to get a picture of a grain processing plant to the west. I wanted to get off the levee to get a better composition. I wound up falling on my butt and sliding in the rocks and dirt. Nothing happened, though my right shoulder and butt and back were in a bit of pain. I got home and took some Advil, woke up with no pain.
Lesson: Never wear classic Sperry boat shoes when you may want to do some exploring.