There was the most beautiful moonrise over Mount Ranier last evening; Neil’s still working on editing the rest of the waterfall pictures from yesterday’s Columbia River Gorge day trip…but Connie just happened to notice the moon coming up about 2130 last evening. She looked up from her podcast and noticed what our friend Joe Claxton from back during our University of Miami days would call “sky blue pink”. Sky blue pink was his expression for the salmony bluey gray that you get a lot during sunset pictures.
Anyway; she moved a bit as her view was sort of blocked by the valence on our rear window and then noticed the mountain in silhouette as the sunset and the almost perfectly full moon rising to the left of Mount Ranier.
Naturally; Neil ran out and grabbed about 3 dozen shots…this morning he picked the best of them and did a little post processing and cropping to get it ready to go. The moon is supposed to be absolutely full tonight and the weather is supposed to be clear so he’ll probably try again to see if he can get anything better. He didn’t want to pass up the almost perfect conditions from yesterday evening though…although it wasn’t quite a full moon yet you really need the weather to cooperate as well in order to get photos like this.
It’s really cool…isn’t it?
Anyhoo; that’s about it. Just a short post for today so that I could share this picture. I would like to note for any of our readers who take a particular liking to any photos that we post…the posted versions are lower in quality than the originals are since they’re intended for web display and hence small file sizes are nice. Should anybody like any of these enough to want to use it as a desktop background picture then just let us know and we’ll figure out how to email you a higher resolution version. I can customize the output to whatever resolution screen you might be using.