Oregon Trail Moonrise by pflaume

Oregon Trail Moonrise

Part of the route of the Oregon Trail runs by my home. Deep ruts carved into the ground by the covered wagons as they made their way westward can still be seen. There are walking paths nearby now and it's my go-to location when I'm short on ideas and time for the day's shot. I invariably see something that catches my interest.

I would have liked to take a wider view of this scene but only had my 50 mm lens with me. Processed in Nik Silver Efex.
Nice B&W and lighting!
September 19th, 2013  
Lovely composition Lisa, I like the way the telegraph poles lead you through the photo. I bet you get some stunning autumn and winter light there. Great on large too!
September 19th, 2013  
Brilliant in B&W! Great shot!
September 19th, 2013  
@elaine55 diito what Elaine said ...awesome composition ... and easy big Fav!!
September 19th, 2013  
Love your ALL photos!! I've enjoying spent time on your photos. And I just wondering do you have a Facebook page or something? :)
September 19th, 2013  
oh this is so great...such a lonely feel. wonderful light.
September 19th, 2013  
love this!
September 19th, 2013  
@cphotography Crystal, thank you so much for this wonderful compliment. I'm honored! No, I do not have a FB page. This is the only place I share photos. Thank you for faving so many of my photos this evening. You made my day!
September 19th, 2013  
Wonderful sense of solitude, Lisa. Imagine those pioneers who traveled the trail.
September 19th, 2013  
You are welcome, Lisa!! Awh I wish you have one cause I want to be your friend lol. But I will keep in touch with you here. Honestly I love your pics, I was like wow. It seems improving a lot . Please keep it up! So proud of you :)
September 19th, 2013  
Lisa, this is great. I love the power lines as leading lines and the moon is a bonus.
September 19th, 2013  
beautiful!
September 19th, 2013  
Amazing image. I really like your composition.
September 19th, 2013  
That's stunning... The moons add a perfect balance to that picture
September 19th, 2013  
nice composition and processing, POV is spot on to lead the eye through those pylons
September 19th, 2013  
Love this - the moon balances out the pylons perfectly and the shadows really add drama. Great shot for B&W!
September 19th, 2013  
Very well conceived shot, the leading lines of the pylons, the moon and the processing all result in a great image.
September 19th, 2013  
Wonderful light, composition. Great b&w.
It's fun to have a 'pet' location to shoot, it becomes a place to unwind, I think. You picked a beauty!
September 19th, 2013  
absolutely wonderful, love the composition and the capture of the moon. Looks amazing in b&W. Love it!
September 19th, 2013  
This is a wonderful composition, as always. Love the processing. It really draws you in - lots to study. :)
September 19th, 2013  
Such a beautiful shot. Love the lines. (Somehow I don't think those traveling the Oregon trail way back when had a scene quite like this ; )
September 19th, 2013  
This is fantastic! Brilliant composition, and the b&w works very well here!
September 19th, 2013  
Beautiful photo, love it!
September 19th, 2013  
It's amazing to think that those ruts still exist, after all these years!
September 19th, 2013  
This is a stunning shot and what an amazing landscape you have around you. One of the joys of 365 is seeing the environment that other people live in. That sky is so clear and the moon is the icing on the cake.
September 19th, 2013  
Great pov and processing! Great leading lines
September 19th, 2013  
The moon makes the shot.
September 19th, 2013  
I particularly like the mix of nature and man's 'progress'. The moon is of course a wonderful bonus. Your bw process is perfect! Wonderful shot Lisa.
September 19th, 2013  
Fabulous tones, lines and clarity.
September 19th, 2013  
Fabulous shot .... lovely in b&w :)
September 19th, 2013  
Fav. Love this. I like the contrast of the lines in the pylons and the curves in the hills. So nice in black and white
September 19th, 2013  
Love it. Fav for me
September 19th, 2013  
This looks really good in B&W
September 19th, 2013  
Kev
Every time I see a beautiful pic like this processed in Silver Efex I keep thinking I'm going to have to invest in it. Fav!
September 20th, 2013  
This is fantastic Lisa! fav
September 20th, 2013  
Silver efex is an awesome, and reasonably priced now it has been bought by Google. This shot looks fabulous, Lisa.
September 20th, 2013  
Awesome image! Great composition and fantastic b&w conversion. Fav.
September 20th, 2013  
very nice
September 20th, 2013  
beautiful composition
September 20th, 2013  
love it, so real
September 21st, 2013  
Terrific composition!
September 21st, 2013  
I like the light skipping over the sagebrush. It makes a nice base for this dramatic scene.
September 21st, 2013  
love this! superb composition and scene! fav!
September 21st, 2013  
365 has reignited my fascination with powerlines. This is a fav for me.
September 22nd, 2013  
Love the leading lines and the way the moon draws the eye across the landscape. Another lovely capture.
September 22nd, 2013  
Your "back yard" is just so beautiful, I can see why you go there for inspiration! Just love this in b&w! : ) fav
September 22nd, 2013  
Lovely sober picture!
September 23rd, 2013  
A certain quiet and elegance here. Beautiful!
September 23rd, 2013  
Nice strong image. I like this, Lisa. fav!
September 23rd, 2013  
Wonderful. My project has many negative space shots like this, I love what you've got here, and your processing. Perfect, Kennaesque! Fav
September 26th, 2013  
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