Tag - skyline

Waiting for the Super Moon

This past Saturday night (August 29), the Earth experienced another one of these occasional “Super Moon” events where the full moon is a few miles closer to the Earth than is normally the case.
I got permission to go up to the 30th floor terrace of the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower State Office Building at the corner of Charlotte and Rosa Parks Blvd – it’s one of the highest points in all of downtown Nashville, and is the vantage point where I shot my entry in the Mayor’s Skyline Photo Contest back in 2013.  Some of you might remember that shot:
Music City Sunrise - October, 2013  Click to embiggen

Music City Sunrise – October, 2013 Click to embiggen

Well, the management at the Tower has changed, but I nevertheless managed to finagle my way back up there for the moon rise this past Saturday.  So here’s me, 30 floors up, waiting for the moon…

According to my trusty photographer’s ephemeris, the super moon should be coming up right over the river in about 10 minutes.  Image shot with iPhone 6 and edited in Snapseed.

 

Nashville Starry Night

With all due respect to Mr. Van Gogh:

This is an idea that I’ve been trying to get to for months: blending a Hubble starscape with the Nashville skyline.
When I posted this to Facebook somebody made a comment about the contradiction of a sunrise skyline against a nighttime sky, but hey, it’s a fantasy, right?
Besides, it’s not a sunrise skyline, it’s a sunset skyline.
So there.