August 10th 2014 - Today forecast called for supermoon. As a few friends and I ventured out into the wild... Elk Island national park. Clumsy me forgot to gas up earlier, which made us missed the moon rise by about 10 or so minutes. Disappointed, really, as the sun was setting the clouds turned blood red and that would have been a perfect time to shoot. Being me, google map location scouted the night before and tried to go to the west side of Astotin Lake, ofcourse I couldn't find the turn off.... so we went to the main beach.
We got out of the car and I grabbed my camera and start shooting right away, while my friends was shooting.... themselves with mosquito spray. So I was able to get the photo of the moon while it was still yellow. As we turned around, the sun was still setting, and the colour of the sky is absolutely stunning. The array of red to blue with beautiful pattern of cloud reflecting off the lake created an amazing view. We quickly walk toward the lakes with all of our gear and try to capture the moment the best we could.
The sun finally left us, taking the cloud with it, only a big bright moon was left. The moon was so bright we can clearly see our shadow. So we stood there, stargazing and taking photos of the dark bright sky. Sadly, I couldn't capture the milky way. So we headed back to YEG, but not before being stuck in traffic at 1 am, as herds and herds of bison occupied the exit route.
It was a beautiful night.