The Full Moon and the Mountain


With all the talk about “supermoons,” I thought I would go out tonight and see where the moon was rising in relation to Mount Rainier. So, here you have it. This image was taken in Tacoma, Washington. The trick is to photograph her just when the sunset light reflects  long enough to make it glow pink. Some sunsets can really make her glow an intense pink. Not so much tonight, though. But it was beautiful, just the same. Below are some shots of her I took tonight just before her pale pink alpenglow and some during it.




Now, here are some shots during the pale pink alpenglow.





And, when the pink glow has disappeared. That’s when it’s time to put down the camera.


Goodnight mountain! Hello moon!


All photos copyright of Peggy A Thompson

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A long time resident of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA. I enjoy regional travel, exploring all the wondrous, natural settings that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you get a chance, visit my Northwestphotos Zazzle store,
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8 Responses to The Full Moon and the Mountain

  1. Gunta says:

    Thanks for the reminder to look for the “supermoon”. I always seem to forget these things, or they get fogged out down here.

  2. what a joy! amazing set of images Peggy! I love how the long lens compresses that distance between giant mountain and skyscapers… it is all in perspective!

    • Thank you, Darlisa! Yes, there are certain, special spots around the area that seem to make the mountain appear so much bigger. And yes, perspective does play an important part in enhancing this effect. Glad you enjoyed the shots!

  3. You have got that ‘gift’ and your work constantly shows it. Thanks for these images.

  4. Such grand views of the mountain, Peggy!

Thank you!

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