At a mere 223,430 miles away, the Super Moon of July 2014 was extremely impressive. Unfortunately I underestimated the ridiculous difficulty in shooting the moon. In my head, showing up 40 minutes before it broke the horizon would be all I needed to do to capture an award winning shot. Not so fast my friend. As the moon rises the lighting changes every second leading to a plethora of unanticipated difficulties. And while I wanted to shot a number of locations, I couldn’t even get a good shot from my first location. Needless to say, the actual event was by far better than my photos depict.