A 'wolf moon', the first supermoon of 2018, rising behind Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, on New Year's Day. Image © Stephen Spraggon.

Wolf Moon

Glastonbury, Somerset

It is notoriously difficult to photograph the moon, particularly if you want it to appear behind a subject in the landscape. From my research I had a good idea of where I'd need to be positioned but only to within an area the size a football pitch. It wasn't until the moon started to poke up above the shoulder of the tor that I could assess exactly where I'd need to position myself. I found I needed to be about 200m nearer the tor than I was stood, so I ran as fast as I could to get there in time. When viewed through a long camera lens the moon moves incredibly fast so time was of the essence.

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