An Unusual Sight

How many times have you seen something unusual or amazing and wish you had a camera with you?  A little over a week ago, as we were driving over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel early in the morning, I was hoping to capture a picture of the sunrise.  I looked off to my right to get a glimpse of that golden orb as it made its appearance at the horizon, but the clouds were too thick to see anything.  Disappointed, I happened to look to my left and was startled by the red ball above the line of the bay.

“What’s the sun doing over there?”  I asked my husband.  “It’s on the wrong side!”
“That’s not the sun.  It’s the moon, and it’s incredible!” remarked my husband.
We pulled over at  the parking lot that surrounds the tunnel, and I took out my camera and walked to the pier to get a picture.  Unfortunately, the wind was so strong, I couldn’t get anything worth keeping.  My husband got out of the car and tried, resting the camera on the railing.  His pictures weren’t much better, but I wanted to show you anyway, because it was an amazing sight.  These pictures don’t do it justice.

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I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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39 Responses to An Unusual Sight

  1. Val says:

    That moon is just fabulous! Thank you for showing the photos.

  2. Nice!! I’ve finally realized I need to carry my camera with me everywhere too. I’ve missed some absolutely amazing sights because I left it at home. Looks like you were definitely in the right place at the right time with your camera handy for these. Thanks for sharing the wonder.

  3. Huffygirl says:

    Amazing. what a great catch.

  4. Barb says:

    Don’t apologize for the photo. It’s great for those of us who haven’t gotten to see a sight like that. I was ticked off because it was cloudy in Oregon and we couldn’t see the lunar eclipse. You’ve helped make up for that. Thanks.

  5. Leah says:

    Amazing sight, indeed! Thanks for sharing and thinking to post for us to experience.

  6. Gorgeous pictures. Thanks for sharing these. Love it when we slow down and take the time to notice things.

    • Coming East says:

      Thanks, Kelly. That was an unbelievable sight. We’ll be taking that same route at the same time again in a few days, but the conditions will not be the same to create that same sight. Glad I had my camera to capture it last week.

  7. Wow! Beautiful. So glad you captured that moon that looks like a sun!

  8. Amy says:

    Breathtaking view! The red ball above the water looks unreal! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Dor says:

    What a fantastic sight that must have been. If your pictures don’t do it justice, then I can only imagine how awesome it really was. You were so smart to have your camera handy and to get that image captured.

  10. yen says:

    Wow, a one-in-a-million opportunity! What a beautiful scene! I can only imagine yours and your husband’s faces when you saw this.

  11. Jenny says:

    Wow! Having the boat in the photo really helps show how amazing the moon was. I am glad you shared these not-so-good photos, they are pretty good to me!

  12. pattisj says:

    That is an amazing sight! Glad you had a camera to capture it. You will always remember it in your mind when you see them. I can always count on something photo-worthy when the camera is home, and I am not.

  13. winsomebella says:


  14. WOW! Incredible pictures!

  15. Shary Hover says:

    Those are incredible. So many times I’ve wished I had my camera. And even when I did, I couldn’t capture what I saw so I could share it. Thanks for doing both.

  16. Wow, I LOVE watching moon rises/sets. Absolutely gorgeous!!

  17. Big Al says:

    Amazing pictures. The one furthest away makes it look like the moon is just floating on top of the water. A rare opportunity and you got it!

    • Coming East says:

      Thanks, Big Al. We’re taking that same trip in a few days on our drive up to Boston, but the moon is no longer full or in the same place, etc., etc. You just have to be at the right place at the right time. Maybe I’ll be able to capture the sunrise.

  18. kd sullivan says:

    What an eerie experience that must have been for a moment…thinking that the sun was on the wrong side!

  19. Thank you for sharing what you saw. These photos + I can only imagine.

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