Mt Hood is now covered with a layer of snow, but here's a little reminder of how bare it was at summer's end.
The kids and I went up to Larch Mountain Sunday evening hoping for a great view of the Blood Moon Eclipse, but the alpenglow on Mt Hood during sunset totally stole the show for me. The moon came up pretty small and pretty far to the North for the shot I was hoping for, but I have been hoping for an image like this one for quite awhile so no complaints from me.
If you're familiar at all with the Larch Mt. viewpoint, you can tell we're not up top. The place was totally packed, so we, and about 20 other people hiked down around underneath the official viewpoint.
With my kids out of town I got up at 4:30 and drove out to Jonsrud point in Sandy yesterday. I've been reading about stitching together multiple images and thought I'd try my hand at it. I really like the detail in the mist over the green field just below the mountain.
This particular image is made from 12 images shot at 75mm on my OM Mount Soligor macro zoom. I stitched them in Lightroom and it couldn't have been more simple.
The resulting image after cropping is 62.5 megapixels. Before cropping it was 74! I put together a couple other versions that were all aligned pretty well with almost no crop needed, but this is actually the photos from 2 different sets so it wasn't aligned quite as well. I'm looking forward to doing some of these with even more images, but this was a fun first try.
The boys had their first Swimming meet this week and I took this when they passed each other during warmups. It was an intraclub meet and was all relays so the pressure was a little lower and they got a chance to see how the pace of things works in a meet.
I was in Hawaii in April for the last Bloodmoon and we only got tiny glimpses of it throught he clouds over West Maui Mountain. I took a couple photos from the Condo balcony, but nothing worth sharing.
When I heard recently that there was another one happening, I put it on my calendar and hoped for clear skies. It worked out perfectly and there was even a little cloud cover that rolled in just as the eclipse ended making it look like the Moon was burning up coming into the atmosphere.
Luckily, both of my boys woke up one right after the other and I brought them outside to see it.
I used the Sony Timelapse app set to individual images 5 seconds apart for 30 minutes. Time Lapse created on my Mac and then tweaked a little in iMovie. 205mm, cropped just slightly for framing.