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August 14, 2006

Moonrise Over Fire Island

Filed under: Fire Island,Sand, Sea & Sky by Bill @ 10:15 pm

A moon rising
One of the great things about Long Island is its magnificent coast—literally hundreds of miles of it. No matter where you happen to be, you’re only a few minutes drive from the water’s edge.

If you happen to be there at sunset, there’s nothing more beautiful. If you miss the sunset you might catch a moonrise, which occurs at sunset or just after when the moon is full.

A few nights ago I was at the East Islip marina. I had wanted to do some sailing under the full moon, but it was just a little too windy for me.

Instead of taking my boat out, I took pictures of the moon rising over Fire Island. From my vantage point at the west end of the marina the moon appeared to rise over Sunken Forest. You can see a light or two at Heckscher state park to the left.

The moonrise was a beautiful sight. My picture does not do it justice.

I use Picasa, the free photo software from Google to organize and “fix” my pictures. I used it on this moonrise picture to brighten the image somewhat and straighten the horizon.

Photo Specs:

Canon PowerShot A510
ASA 50
1S f5.5
23mm (35mm equiv: 147mm)

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