When I look to the sky I cannot help but look to the future. When I was a kid, it was all about the space race, and the future was in stars.
Riding on that feeling, I took an astronomy course in college way back then — when Pluto was still a planet and going to the moon was still fresh and new.
I had access to a reflector telescope with a motor drive. I borrowed my dad’s 35 mm slr, mounted it to the eyepiece of the telescope, and I opened it up for a very long exposure. Fortunately, I was able to synchronize the telescope’s motor to perfectly track the moon in order to keep my long exposure from turning into a big old blur.
Here is one of those photos I took. That moon is still looking back at me and calling me to the future…..
LJG (c) 2013
Prompted by the Daily Post Photo Challenge of the Week