Super Moon over Mount Christo Rey by El Paso Portraits

Super Moon over Mount Christo Rey by El Paso Portraits

Mount Cristo Rey Super Moon by El Paso Portraits, Copyright 2013

El Paso Portraits – 2013 Super Moon over Mount Christo Rey. Special thanks to my friends in San Elizario, Texas – Painter, Al Borrego and Ghost Hunter, Henry Flores

I’m a big history buff so I check out a lot of the local history in El Paso.

There’s a DVD produced by a local historian that has this HUGE white Moon illuminating the statue on Mount Christo Rey over in Sunland Park.

One time, I was at an event and the photographer was giving a presentation and I got the chance to visit with him.

Of course, my burning question was “Is that moon photoshopped or did you actually capture it that way?”

And I remember him explaining to me that he happened to be on Mesa Street early one morning and saw the moon going toward the Mount, so he ran down the street until he got it aligned and took the picture so NO, it was not “photoshopped.”

As an expert in Photoshop, others have asked me, “Do you think that moon was “photoshopped?” and all I could ever reply was the other photographer’s answer but I must admit, I was still skeptical!!! But since then, I have always wanted to see if I could capture the moon behind the Christo Rey just like that photographer did – But, something always got in the way of me getting the shot (usually sleep).

This weekend, I happened to be out with my friends in San Elizario, Texas – Painter, Al Borrego and Ghost Hunter, Henry Flores when the conversation turned to this weekend’s super moon. And that’s when I decided to see if it was possible to get that shot.

This morning, I was driving up and down Mesa Street looking for the right spot, not sure if it even existed any more. I checked out several locations including Executive Boulevard and UTEP’s Glory Road. With the moon sinking rapidly in the sky, I found myself running down the street until I got the moon aligned with Mount Christo Rey.

Yay! Is it as good as the picture on the cover of the DVD? Maybe not but it’s my shot and I’m proud I got up early and got it!

And if anyone asks, “No, it’s not photoshopped!”

Super Moon over Mount Christo Rey by El Paso Portraits


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Super Moon over Mount Christo Rey by El Paso Portraits was last modified: June 23rd, 2013 by April

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