I took this picture last night as I was riding my bike along the lakefront. The full moon was rising above the water in the most amazing way. Just as the moon became visible the final scene from the Epilogue to Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita began to play on my ipod. Here is an excerpt:
“Ivan Nikolayich now knows and understands everything…But he knows that there is still something that is beyond his control. He cannot control what happens at the springtime full moon…From the bed to the moon stretches a broad path of moonlight and up it is climbing a man in a white cloak with a blood-red lining. Beside him walks a young man in a torn chiton and with a disfigured face. The two are talking heatedly, arguing, trying to agree about something…Then the moonbeam begins to shake, a river of moonlight floods out of it and pours in all directions. From the flood materializes a woman of incomparable beauty and leads towards Ivan a man with a stubble-grown face, gazing fearfully around him…”
I took the picture with my iPhone, the only camera in my possession at the time. The image was very noisy, of course, but I tried to use that to my advantage in post-processing.
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