Another very recent image that immediately cemented a place in my top 10 images of 2016 was this one of the supermoon and Abbot Hall captured on November 14th. I had three opportunities to capture the historically large supermoon (beaver moon) with a moonrise over Chandler Hovey Park and a moonset against Abbot Hall. The most challenging one took place on Monday, November 14th with the moonrise. I had scouted out this location ahead of time but wasn’t sure if the trajectory of the moon would work with the very small angle I had to work with. To add an extra layer of difficulty, I was racing to this spot having just finished with my last patient and had five minutes to get set up and capture this shot before the moon disappeared above.
For the difficulty level of the image and the fact that everything came together perfectly (including the light on Abbot Hall), this image entitled Goodnight Moon captured the #6 spot in my Top 10 of 2016 Countdown.