The Black-Hole Approach

Without peripheral lighting at night, gauging altitude and attitude is more difficult. But that same lighting can present a false horizon. Trust your instruments.

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Near Hernandez, N.M., headed south, I noticed the moon rising to my left. It reminded me of Ansel Adams’s iconic 1941 photograph, Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico. I took out my phone and tried to snap a picture. My more artistic friends might be amused by the effort. Adams used a large-format camera with a very […]
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