Moonfire on the beach

I went kayak camping the other weekend, and the tides were especially high. The small, remote beach we were camping on had a fire ring built by previous occupants. Normally, the pit would have been usable for a normal fire, but with the extra high tide, the water levels and the bright moon made a new type of fire possible- moonfire. The tides left us with little room on the beach, but with a new experience.

Warming (or would it be chilling) ourselves around the moonfire

The photographs are nothing exceptional, but they were very fun to make, requiring us to hold still for 30 seconds at a time. It also was fun playing with the placement of the moons reflection. A tripod was used, as was the camera timer to reduce shake, since I forgot to bring the cable release along.

Moonfire and a glassy bay

Cameras, kayaks, and camping… what could be better?

About Galen Leeds Photography

Nature and wildlife photographer, exploring the world on his feet and from his kayak. Among other genres, he is one of the leading kayak photographers in Northern California. To learn more about him, visit him on his website-
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1 Response to Moonfire on the beach

  1. I don’t know… I think they are pretty darn nice. I love dark and moody.

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