Thursday, December 14, 2017

Moon Magic

The other night I headed up to Silver Falls State Park during the full moon to attempt a shot I'd been visualizing for a few years, but came back with a completely different kind of shot. This is one of the reasons I love photography so much. Even with many years of careful observation through the seasons, nature always has something up her sleeve. Low clouds began rolling down the river canyon, mixing with mist and fusing with the rays of the rising moon. I watched this event unfold for over an hour and eventually settled on this vertical composition of a large alder rising above the river. A few stars remain visible through the thin veil of clouds. When fleeting and unpredictable light such as this occurs and I'm in a position to photograph it, it reinforces and reminds me what first drew me to photography.  Even in an often photographed location such as Silver Falls State Park, there are still unique shots to be had! I hope you enjoy this image as much as I do. Prints available here
'Moon Magic' 

Nikon D800E, Nikkor 180/2.8, F6.3, 1 sec, ISO 800