The full moon this last weekend was much talked-about as a supermoon – a moon near perigee in its orbit at the time of the full moon, making it about 10-15% brighter and larger than normal. I went up to Cadillac Mountain on Saturday night to photograph the rising full moon and there were quite a few people up there, all there to see the supermoon. It was a bit surprising but gratifying to see so many people interested in an astronomical event!
So, I was all set up for the moonrise when, just before the moon should have appeared, all of a sudden I couldn’t see much at all. A cloud had surrounded my location on the mountain and visibility dropped to just hundreds of feet at best. I waited a bit but was eventually forced to move to a lower elevation and, by the time I found a clear spot, the moon had risen quite a bit and my original plans were foiled. Sometimes the photographic gods smile upon you, sometimes they don’t. The Milk Moon photograph above was my best from the alternative location – let me know what you think, as always!
There are a number of other things I wanted to mention, too. We just posted the new online exhibition for the Maine Photo Alliance, this one entitled “Objects in the Mirror…” and curated by our own Ann L. Krumrein. I had to come up with a reflection/mirror image as I didn’t have any in my archive, so you can see my slightly spooky one of my daughter below at the bottom of this post…
On Sunday I made a journey to Manchester, New Hampshire to see the Modernist photography exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art – highly recommended if you can make it over there before the show ends May 13th. Beautiful prints and great photography.
Lastly, here is a great time-lapse video of Yosemite by Shawn Reeder – very well done.
And, as promised, here is my contribution to the MPA exhibit: