Posts Tagged ‘wind turbines

08
Apr
20

Chasing the moon…

Camped out above Rufus, Oregon to try and capture a ‘super moon’ rising. Distant haze and the moon rising while it was not totally dark thwarted my settings and the usual scramble ensued. Such is nature.

29
Oct
17

to the winds, they went…

“A boy’s will is the wind’s will,  And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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03
Mar
17

old, seldom used…

along a remote road in Central Oregon (above Rufus). Standing alone with the modern wind turbines and power lines in the hazy distance. 

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14
Nov
16

chasing the moon…

the Super Moon…the moon, that had not been so super since the year I was born…1948. Portland was socked in with rain coming. Weather forecasts in all directions showed clouds and rain coming by early evening. There was potentially a ‘sliver’ of hope to the East…about a 100 miles East. I took off East and bypassed hopeful vantage points (Crown Point, Cascade Locks, Hood River, The Dalles, Celilo Falls) that were socked in with spatters of rain. I pretty much lost hope as it looked cloudy as far as I could see. Coming upon Rufus, Oregon I saw a road that seemed to wind up above the Gorge (Columbia River Gorge) so I took the road and ended up high above amongst wind turbines and not another person in view. I drove around the area, snapped some shots of the turbines and prepared to leave when I saw a bright, wide ‘sliver’ of light penetrating the dark clouds and darkness. I turned around and headed toward the NE, where the light showed. I bailed out, set the camera atop the tripod and prepared to shoot. I neglected to adjust my ISO after having shot the wind turbines in the emerging darkness. As the Super Moon barely emerged amongst the clouds, it shined very bright. It was indeed huge…’super’. I had about 60 seconds as it emerged upward through the strata of rain clouds. I snapped away but, I had been in too much of a hurry and had not been prepared to adjust the settings as the arrival took me by surprise. It was a fun, private event atop the Gorge.

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