Moonlight | Berlin, Germany

On certain occasions, Berliners can witness the fascinating sight of a supermoon illuminating the night sky. A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that appears larger than usual due to its closest proximity to Earth in its orbit. This phenomenon occurs several times a year, but it is always a special experience to see the bright and majestic moon casting a glow over the cityscape of Berlin. People often gather in parks or other open spaces to witness the spectacle and take photos.

An important lesson in photography: The best camera is the one you have with you. The day before the “Supermoon” in Germany, I wanted to scout some locations where I could take the best photos of the said supermoon with a Berliner background. I found my position near the Oranienburger Strasse and was satisfied. Here I could shoot great photos tomorrow.

Enjoying the evening we bought two beers and walked along the river Spree. As I said, I really didn’t want to make photos this evening – perhaps just to test the new camera a bit to get familiar with it, but that’s it. Therefore we just sat by the water, enjoying the view of the Berlin Cathedral with the moon just above it. Fortunately, Daria mentioned so often how beautiful the scene was, that I unpacked my equipment and took this one photo.

And now that I see the result I’m so glad to have shot the photo. Especially since the supermoon the next day wasn’t really an option due to the cloudy sky. If it wasn’t for this shot, I would have nothing from the Supermoon 2014.

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Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus is the mind-blind photographer, using cameras to create visions and memories that otherwise would be lost to him.

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