Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sunrise Moonset from Hurricane Ridge

I knew the nearly full moon would be setting shortly after sunrise this morning, and the forecast for the coast was for more overcast skies, so last night after Second Beach I headed to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. The only challenge was the drive after my twilight shots yesterday, putting me in this area at close to 1am for my alarm at 4:15am!

The flowers were good on the ridge, but they were even better down the access road a few turns.
I like the results better when I use layers in Photoshop to merge in an adjacent exposure optimixed for the moon rather than using HDR software. More complicated photos may be a different story.