Shrewsbury supermoon: Graham snaps to it

By Aimee Jones | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

An amateur photographer snapped this photograph of Lord Hill's Column lit by the dazzling supermoon - on his mobile phone.

Graham Farmer's picture of the supermoon over Shrewsbury

Graham Farmer, from Shrewsbury, was walking home from a pub quiz when he decided to snap a picture of the local landmark outside Shirehall.

He said there was a line of photographers queuing up with their professional equipment when he arrived with his Motorola mobile.

"I can't believe the fuss over it," he said. "I just clicked it on my phone so it wasn't particularly well thought out. But I'm very gratified with the reaction.

"Everyone buys iPhone or Samsung and pay a lot of money for it, but you don't need it to get a good photo. I can't profess to having any expertise but my tip is to turn off the flash.

"It's more of a hobby these days but when I was much younger I did a lot of black and white photography and weddings but ended up putting that on the back burner."

December's full moon, which is also known as the Cold Moon, appeared bigger and brighter in the sky as it sits closer than average to Earth.

Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones

News reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering North Shropshire, including Ellesmere, Whitchurch and Wem.


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