Back to the moon
I've been planning this shot for months; I used The Photographer's Ephemeris to find a suitable date, time, and place. There are only a couple of times per year when the full moon aligns with the rocket like this, at least from the locations I scouted.
This is not a composite. It is a single exposure, although I did make some localized adjustments in NX2.
Oh it’s time to go back to the moon
I think we left there too soon
I can take off in June
It’s time to go back to the moon
Now they’ve got a sea of tranquility
So they’re bound to have a timeshare on the beach
Don’t let me leave without the Moon Pies and the Tang
-Kate Campbell, "Back to the Moon"
(Explore # 192, 8/28/2010)