This was the scene when I arrived on Cape Neddick in York, Maine on Sunday night. I knew that there was going to be a full moon and I knew that it was going to rise right over “The Nubble” as seen from the parking lot. I arrived at 6:00 and moon rise was scheduled for 7:30 so I had some time to spend watching the other people enjoy the scenery.
I’ve been here dozens of times, but this is the lowest I’ve ever seen the tide. Not that it was an extraordinarily low tide, but I just have not been around for low tide before.
As the sun was going down directly behind, the colors started to warm up.
Soon it was show time. The moon was rising and the sun was gone. The colors had cooled off off again.
Since the Nubble sits so high, it took a deal of time for the moon to rise high enough to get it in the picture with the lighthouse.
After this, it became a battle of getting an exposure with detail in the moon and getting an exposure so that one could see the buildings. But that is a post for another day.