Supermoon view from Silver Lake*

Photo by Matt Hartman

Matt Hartman  captured the above photo of tonight’s supermoon from Micheltorena Street in Silver Lake at about 8:30 p.m.  Here, for you photo buffs, is the equipment he used to during tonight’s lunar photo shoot:

Canon 7D with a 300mm 2.8L with a 2x doubler and a vintage swift spotting scope from the late 60s with an Olympus digital pen body. Heavy duty video tripods with sand bags. Nero shutter motion triggers to follow the movements, and cable releases.

Even without a spotting scope or a tripod with sandbags, the supermoon was still a stunning sight to behold.

* Update: Meanwhile in MacArthur Park, photographer and Victor Heights resident Clay Bush snapped photos of the supermoon peaking between downtown skyscrapers. Click here to view the shots with a Canon 5D, Canon 17-45mm.

Photo by Clay Bush


  1. That’s really cool. I went outside around the same time, but the supermoon wasn’t as stunning from where I stood. Regularmoon, more like 😉

  2. Amazing picture!

  3. What a stunning photo, Matt! I took a look at that beautiful bright moon about midnight and with the naked eye it was a light bright show. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photograph!

  4. Just to correct the lens info on this one Moon peaking through the Highrises shot. It’s a Tamron 28-300mm. The 17-45mm was for the wider shots.
    What an amazing moon. It’s so cool to see all the shots people have taken all around LA and the world of it.
    Eeeeesssstside!!! 😉

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