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.
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. Eventually 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.
Note: this is not a composite and the scene was captured in a single photograph.
First place, International Exhibition of Photography, San Diego County Fair, City and Architecture
This photograph is available in a limited edition of 100 fine art prints. Each print is made to order with the highest quality pigment inks and fine art papers. They are signed and come with a certificate of authenticity. Small prints under 15" on the long dimension are excluded from the edition. If you have any questions about this specific image or my prints in general, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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