Accidental Moon

Summer’s moon.

Accidental moon.

If a couple of the dogs didn’t want me to go outside with them for their last needs until morning I wouldn’t have seen the moon.

Oh sure, I knew it was coming. Social media types love talking about natural events. This is the biggest moon of the summer. This is a wolf moon. This is a sight not to be missed because… the next one won’t be for seven years, eight years, no – make that a decade.

All of that went in one ear and out the other. This is the start of our rainy season. We’ve mostly had cloudy days for the last week or so. We had rain and overcast all day, yesterday.

When the dogs requested my presence I didn’t think anything of it. I took my phone because I always take my phone. We got to “their” place. I looked up and my oh my.

What a moon.

The sky was mostly clear except for a little local wisp of clouds. I braced myself and made about five images. I tried to include Mars, but that made the moon too small. I couldn’t crop because the exposure is right at the edge of the phone’s capabilities.

The sky is brown because I live in a city. The ambient light looks brownish to a camera sensor. I tried to correct it to something more bluish but that just displayed the camera’s limitations even more. Way too much pixelization.

By the way, all post production was done in the phone. I use, as I always use, Snapseed to make all corrections and improvements.

Stay safe. Stay mighty. Wear your mask. Wash your hands. Keep your distance. Enjoy every glass of homemade beer… but, not too many. I wouldn’t want you forgetting to do what you know you should do.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at or For a quick look at my work please go to

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