Various and sundry, Milk Moon edition

"Milk Moon I", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

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.

Congratulations to Felice Boucher and Jane Yudelman, who both won prizes at the Lyceum Gallery opening of Through the Lens on Friday night in Lewiston.

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:

"Reflected Eliza", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
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4 thoughts on “Various and sundry, Milk Moon edition”

  1. Great job on the moon shot… The MPA exhibit looks great… one of the best so far!

  2. Wicked Jim! Sweet moonshot man, I love the diagonal tree line supporting the composition- say is this shot at around 200mm? or is it longer? And that reflection image of your daughter is spooky indeed especially as the bannister feels to my eyes like a bat that she’s about to swing! Off to check out the rest of the cool content, oh and I linked your blog from my blog the other day when I wrote a brief bit about titles. Hope you don’t mind that I didn’t ask before doing so- right then, see ya around- Nate.

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