The largest moon of 2012 came full on Saturday night and I had the opportunity to get out to the Toroweap view point of the Grand Canyon to shoot it! This was my first time visiting Toroweap and I have to say that I was a little intimidated to stand so close to the edge of a sheer 3000′ drop to the Colorado River.
For the occasion, I rented a Nikon 200-400mm lens with a 1.7x teleconverter from Borrow Lenses so I could get up close and personal with this huge moon. To get a good perspective, I hiked about 3 miles from the main view point to an isolated area which gave me a great perspective of the moonrise. I cannot even begin to describe my feeling of awe and excitement as I stood there on the edge of the Grand Canyon watching this beautiful yellow moon rise up over the horizon. This was my favorite shot from the moonrise – I hope you like it! Be sure to click on the image to view it in the light box.
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