2-20-11 Sunrise, Moonset  by shantwin

2-20-11 Sunrise, Moonset

Carkeek Park, Seattle

Another try to get the moon setting over the Olympics. Clearly I was slightly more successful than yesterday as I looked at the moonset time and was actually there when the moon was still in the sky; a major help if you actually plan to photograph the moon. There was a lot of light cloud cover behind the mountains so by the time the moon was actually at the level of the mountains the sky was too light and the moon was to hidden to actually get a shot of it going down.

That does not mean I was not happy with the shots I took this morning. There were a couple that I actually looked at and went "I took that?" Seriously beautiful morning, if a bit cold (29 F., -2 C.) and I'm sure you will notice that the wind was not whipping the water into a froth this morning. The Olympic Mountains are west of Seattle so the sun was rising behind me. Carkeek Park sits on Shilshole Bay, part Puget Sound.

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Great shot and scenery!
February 20th, 2011  
Gorgeous photo
February 20th, 2011  
Fabulous shot Shannon. Well worth the effort you put in to get it!!
February 20th, 2011  
MAGICAL colours Shannon. Love this.
February 20th, 2011  
you have to stop with this view Shannon please, i'm felling too jealous! ;-)
February 20th, 2011  
What a beautiful view and capture of the sunrise beauty.
February 20th, 2011  
This looks magical! I think it's stunning! And you got up early another time to get a great shot, I have the atmost respect for you! I think I'll never see anything like this, at least for a long time, so: a fav!
February 20th, 2011  
Gorgeous shot!
February 20th, 2011  
insane views.
February 20th, 2011  
Another cool shot. I was inspired by your moon shot the other day so I tried again and yep all deleted, except one and I think it may have to go too....oh well!
February 20th, 2011  
Beautiful! I find it so hard to capture the moon. But its presence always adds to a shot.
February 20th, 2011  
Beautiful, luminous capture. That light on the mountains is magnificent.
February 20th, 2011  
Beautiful shot! I really love the colours.
February 20th, 2011  
Beautiful!
February 20th, 2011  
I hope everyone magnified this view. It's worth it. Excellent shot Shannon.
February 20th, 2011  
Very Beautiful shot Shannon. Clap clap...and I admire you for really taking the time to go out on the cold weather for this...but my, it sure was worth it.
February 21st, 2011  
Gorgeous, I love the hues
February 21st, 2011  
I have never been to this park...put on list of parks to visit. Beautiful shot.
February 21st, 2011  
Oh wow, this is beautiful, I love the light along the peaks.
February 21st, 2011  
nice one.
February 21st, 2011  
aaah! This is such an amazing view!
February 21st, 2011  
Great shot!!
February 21st, 2011  
oh my this is a wonderful landscape and a wonderful shot! breathtaking!
February 22nd, 2011  
super shot
February 23rd, 2011  
Wow! What a beautiful view!
February 24th, 2011  
oh this is beautiful :)
March 2nd, 2011  
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