Just spent a couple of days in Central Oregon. I stayed away from the Malheur NWR – don’t think those militia boys welcome non-news photographers who cannot give them any attention. – instead I made my way to one of my favorite places – Smith Rocks State Park near Terrebonne. I have been itching to get out and shoot and so have been hawking the weather forecast along with the Photographers Ephemeris. Broken clouds and a predicted track for the Monday evening sunset and Tuesday morning moonset/sunrise seemed perfect. Just behind and a head of a wet front.
I got to the parking lot and set up in time for the sunset and while I have many more images to process – shot as the evening went on and some color developed – I did manage to catch the sun dropping behind the Rocks. The sky was starting to get interesting. Hopefully there will be some more shots that really bring out the color that developed in the sky. Darkness and I headed for Redmond, dinner, a book and some sleep.
Next morning found me on the road by 0615 and I arrived in time to watch the moon set in front of me and the sun rise behind me. The three shots below are a bit of a time sequence starting with my arrival about 0635 and ending about 0715.
The wind and the cold – 29 degrees – finally drove me back to the car – can’t believe I forgot my gloves and it took me almost the entire drive to Sisters to meet my friend Leslie for breakfast to warm up.
As always you can click on any of the i mages for a larger view and Comments are always welcome. Thanks for taking the time to read and look.