- Posted August 11, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Summer of the supermoons
In photography, it's a common technique to accentuate the size of something against a reference frame. With that in mind, I decided to shoot the August 10th supermoon with the iconic Space Needle in the foreground. And what better place to do so than the Kerry park due to the clear view of the needle from there? There was only one problem. Basic geometry and TPE was telling me that by the time the Azimuth of the moon came in a straight line with the line of sight from the Kerry park, it'd be too high in the sky. I could still make a photograph but not with the space needle in the foreground.
Not having a private boat to go out in the water and not being able to change the lunar cycle, there was only one solution. Use the technology. Shoot the moon and the needle separately and either blend them in camera (multiple exposure) or in post processing. All the images with this report have been made that way.
Shooting at the Kerry park was a pleasant experience. There were lot of other photographers, all respectful of and cooperating with each other. I even made a good conversation with someone who'd driven from Los Angeles for this occasion.