Greg Fabricius Photography

Ides of March

Posted on | March 15, 2014 | No Comments

The moon was not quite full tonight, but the sky was clear and moonrise on this Ides of March evening would be just about the same time as the sunset. I was excited to see what I might capture, so I went out fairly early to look at a few locations to shoot from.

I wasn’t sold on my first two choices due to the lack of clouds that would limit the color that sunset would contribute to the scene. Time was against me and I wasn’t sure I could find another spot before the moon would rise, so I was about to throw in the towel. As I reached the edge of town I decided to try one more spot, from the bridge over Cutler Reservoir.

In the past I’ve shot the moonrise from that location, but tonight the lack of clouds and color was still a concern. I arrived just as the moon was peeking over the mountains and spent some time making pictures.

2058 years after a significant event in Roman history occurred, tonight there was the slightest hint of red in the sky to accompany the nearly full moon:

Ides of MarchGreg Fabricius Photography

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