Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Moonset Over The High Peaks

Moonset Big Slide

I headed up Big Slide this weekend to watch the Perseid meteor shower. The full moon washed out most of the night sky making viewing of the Perseids difficult. I saw a few meteors but was more surprised by the show the moon put on as it set over the high peaks. As the moon dipped behind Algonquin it left a faint red glow on the southern horizon. With the moon set the sky became sufficiently dark to allow for the capture of the stars above. The experience was rather surreal and made for a photograph that looks like a sunset or sunrise, but is actually the result of the moonset.

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Brendan Wiltse

Brendan Wiltse is a photographer and scientist living in Lake Placid. He holds a Ph.D. from Queen's University in Canada, but you will often find him roaming the wilderness with his camera and his dog. The goal behind his photography is to connect people with the natural world. Visit his website at www.brendanwiltse.com.




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