"Beaver Super Moon" – The second to last super moon of the calendar year.
For the third time this year, my friend and creative partner Rami, and I took to the road chasing down the elusive super moon. Our journey began with a considerable road trip from Akron, Oh, to a destination heavily researched, but fairly unknown – West Virginia. The weather outlook was for lack of a better term – stellar. With nary a cloud in the sky, brisk temperatures, and little breeze, conditions for astro photography were perfect.
Modern technology provides the common casual lover of celestial bodies finger tip access to photographic planning via personal communication devices. The paradox of this trip, however, was that we'd be working within a region were no cell service exists due to interference with the carefully calibrated radio telescope and other listening devices. So, calibration on arrival was speculative at best. It didn't take long for the joys of being disconnected, the electronic leash removed to be fully realized, and the sublime stillness of the heavens to take over.
Please feel free to comment, and reach out to me with any question. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did making them.
As always, thanks for looking!
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Destination 1, 11/13 for Perigee: Near Cass Road, Cass, WV.
You're not seeing double, don't worry. Both images depict the usage of very different lenses: At left, a reflex lens that uses curved mirrors to refract and reflect light in order to capture imagery; and at right, a telephoto lens.
Destination 2, 11/13 -14 for astro photography between rise and set: Spruce Knob, Riverton, West Virginia.
Destination 3, 11/14 for moon set: The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, West Virginia.