Fetcher Barn in the Smoke

A somewhat-controlled fire broke out on the back side of Hahns Peak and we thought it would make for an excellent moonrise (94% full) on this day of camping at Steamboat Reservoir. We waited and waited for the moon to appear and according to The Photographer’s Ephemeris, we were lined up perfectly. But….. the smoke was so thick in the distance, we never saw the moon peaking over the distant horizon. Not until it was up at this height did we finally see it.


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Camping 20170903 317_18_19_20_21_HDR

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Camping 20170903 332_3_4_5_6_HDR

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Camping 20170903 352_3_4_5_6_HDR



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February Full Moon

Why was it tonight, no matter who we talked to, they’d ask “Where’s Gregg?” and “Is he out shooting the moon right now?”

Yes I was!

From the comfort of my closet’s window sill, that is!


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Full Moon Rising 20110217 073



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Full Moon Rising

Shortly after the image of the Waxing Crescent Moon and Venus (see post below) occurred, I caught the full moon rising one evening just after the sunset. The haze and dust in the near-the-surface atmosphere causes the moon to be quite yellow and distortedly large like this. This image may not show it, but the moon is just a few degrees above the horizon, with a hill rising before it. Handheld in 35 degree weather with a slight breeze that dropped the wind chill down into the twenties. My hands were freezing!

Full Moon Rising


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