The full moon rising above the California Tower and Dome in Balboa Park. The scene is viewed through an opening in the trees.

Moonlight Triumph | Balboa Park

A full moon rises behind the California Tower and dome in Balboa Park. The tower is beautifully framed by the trees and neon floodlights illuminate the tower in a rich purple color.

The Story Behind the Photo

This photo took an incredible amount of planning and was several years in the making as I waited for the right conditions. I first spent many days walking around Balboa Park to find the right location for the image. Eventually I found a small opening in the trees that framed the tower perfectly. Moving just a foot to the left or right and the opening wouldn't have worked. Once I had my viewpoint decided, I then had to wait until the moon would align with the dome and that only happens in December. I had several failed attempts due to weather and other problems. When my day came I almost couldn't believe it when I saw the moon line up even though I knew it would happen due to trigonometry. I felt so triumphant that I finally got the image I had been seeking.

First place, International Exhibition of Photography, San Diego County Fair, City and Architecture

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This is a photographic print made on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag which is a heavyweight (310 gsm) and 100% cotton paper. The image is printed using pigment inks with outstanding archival properties. All images are printed at the listed size on paper that is slightly larger resulting in an additional border. This is a print only, shipped rolled in a robust protective tube.

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Trulife Acrylic Fine Art Print

This is a photographic print where the front has been directly adhered to a sheet of TruLife acrylic which is an ultra clear, scratch resistant, and anti-reflective glazing. This process is known as face mounting. The acrylic captures light internally and bounces it off the surface of the print resulting in a display with incredible depth and vibrancy. With proper lighting, the acrylic print will appear to have light emanating from the image itself. The back of the print is sealed with another layer of protective acrylic.

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