Supermoon at Sunrise

September 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

As you may know, there are a couple of times during the year when so called supermoons occur. These are the times in the moons cycle when it is closest to the earth and offers the best time for photography. I was in Packwood over the weekend during the last one in August. I really wanted to be there for the best time, but it was Sunday night and I had to work the next day. As I was driving the 3 hours home to Kennewick, I made up my mind. When I got home, I turned around and drove the 3.5 hours back to Sunrise on Mt Rainier. I got there at 9:00pm and parked in the parking lot. After adjusting the seat in the car to recline, and setting my phone to wake me at the appointed time,  I settled in for a restless night of sleep.  I actually work before the alarm went off and shook off the sleep and sore muscles from sleeping in the car. Hiked my self up to where I took this shot at 5:00 am. This is a composite image, that is comprised of two separate shots, one of the mountain, and one of the moon. I combined them in Photoshop CC after enlarging the moon some to highlight it. After completing my mission, I headed back home to go to work, and was only a couple hours late, although I was really tired for the rest of the day. All in all, it was worth the time and effort! Pinecone Pixels 2013


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