I had just checked out of our hotel in Kearney, NE and were loading our suitcases into the car when a nice, large moon suddenly came into view. Not only was it huge, it also happened to display a beautiful shadow across a portion of its brightly lit face. Out came the camera from the suitcase, and the enclosed picture became a part of the permanent memory of the trip.
The pic isn’t stunning or re-print worthy. The craters aren’t visible. Millions of lunar surface photos exist all over the Internet. The photo is special to me because it will forever remind me of a moment in time, when I saw a beautiful celestial event underway, completely by accident.
So, as you’re packing the charging cables, the clothes and the GPS, throw in your camera also… (and a tripod if you can!)