Caught Between the Moon and New York City
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About “Caught Between the Moon and New York City”
This photo took some luck, but it’s also an example of “making your own luck.” I had realized that the rising Moon[1] would be crossing the path of departures from LaGuardia Airport[2]. But through a telephoto lens[3] the Moon appears to rise fairly quickly. And if this passing plane isn’t in exactly the right spot, you have to wait several minutes for the next passing plane, by which time the Moon has moved. So luck is still involved. You can see how it works if you look for this image within “Star Trails with LGA Flight Paths.” For another example, see “Sun Pillar Takeoff.”
About the project: Being a Ghost by Scott Matthews is an interactive set of twenty-seven overlapping photographs taken from a single vantage in New York City between 2011 and 2016. Prints are available as interactive sets.