Spending some time in Iowa City, Iowa, I realized on this particular morning the moon would rise directly behind the Old Capitol Building. I woke up extra-early to make sure I was in the right location for the moon to line up with building’s tower. When I looked out the window of my hotel room, the moon was still extremely high in the sky and I figured my timing was off and went back to bed.
Not so much.
Apparently I forgot about all of those things we learned in geometry about angles and such, and from my height in hotel room, the moon was still extremely high in the sky. In reality, the moon was just peaking over the horizon and I barely missed my desired shot.
I didn’t really like any of the moon pictures I took that day, but luckily the Old Capitol Building in Iowa City is still an extremely beautiful building.