Flying into Huntsville one evening I saw a magnificent harvest moon on the horizon. It was a sight anyone would want to photograph, but I wanted something uniquely Huntsville. Later passing by the Saturn V at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center the idea for this photograph was born!
This idea was just the beginning of a 9-month journey with many attempts to capture the image envisioned that night. A moment lasting only a few minutes, requiring perfect placement, and of course the agreement of mother nature. Finally, the long-held vision was captured in camera! The print offered here is the result of my journey to produce an image reminiscent of the journey to go Beyond by a generation enticed by the unknown, and a reminder there is still so much to explore.
This image is not a composite. Minimal edits for exposure and tone have been done to preserve the natural beauty of the moment.