Super Moon and the Ferry Kennewick

Supermoon and the Kennewick

This was the moonrise on April 7, 2020 with the ferry Kennewick coming into Port Townsend. I was at the beach at Point Hudson.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
  • ISO 100 1/25 sec f/11

This is what the moon looked like when it was coming up a few minutes earlier coming up next to Mt Pilchuck in the Cascades east of Everett.

Super Moon and Mt Pilchuck

13 Percent Waning Moon

13 Percent Waning Moon

The very thin crescent waxing moon sets just after sunset, but the thin waning moon rises before dawn. I don’t have as many shots, since I have to drive for a while before I have a view. On February 21st, I drove to where I had a view … but a thin cloud layer made the moon hard to focus on … and hard to pick out of the haze. (It’s at the top in the middle) I used binoculars to spot the moon as it rose above the Cascades and Puget Sound. Just lucky with the shipping traffic.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm with 2x adapter for 800mm
  • ISO 3200 1/160 sec f/11.0

Night Sky Revisited

Milky Way, John Day area

The John Day area of Eastern Oregon has very dark skies with minimal light pollution. The star gazing is spectacular. I was down camping out a year or two back and took some time exposure shots with a Zeiss 21mm lens. I really liked the images at the time, but I recently revisited them and realized that I had not developed their full potential in Lightroom by removing as much noise as possible. I really liked the improvement, so here’s the resulting image.

  • Camera: Nikon Df
  • Lens: Zeiss 21mm Distagon T*
  • ISO 6400 15 sec f/4.5

Moonset over the Olympics

The new moon setting over the NE Olympic Mountains

This was October 29th, the moon at about 13.3%. I went out to the county airport to get a clear view to the SW and lucked out with the moon setting over the small patch of the Olympic Mountains visible from that location.

  • Camera: Nikon D-850 with 80-400mm lens set at 400mm.
  • ISO 1250 1/30th sec f/9.0

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