Moon Over the Willamette Valley

By: danitacahill

Jun 08 2012

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Category: Landscape Photography, Nature Photography, Photography, Rural Photography


Focal Length:168mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

It’s been a crazy day – running here, running there; three assignments and a kids’ birthday party. So I’m very late in posting a photo today.

This one was taken two or three months ago. I spotted this incredible moon late one afternoon while driving in Lebanon, Oregon. My two little boys were with me, so they helped with this shot.

We drove and “drug” the moon with us until we came to a scenic area without too many distractions (I do wish the power lines weren’t in the shot).

My kindergartener saw the moon over the mountain and shouted, “Here, Mom! Stop!” from the backseat.

I quick pulled over and fired a couple of frames. I put the shot through some lighting and color filters to come up with this.

“Dragging” works with rainbows as well as moons. You have to do your dragging and photography work fairly quickly, before the moon or rainbow vanishes. Give it a try!

Happy Friday!

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


6 comments on “Moon Over the Willamette Valley”

  1. Barbara wrote on my Facebook link: “I love the way you involve your boys in your work!”

  2. Hiroaki wrote on my Facebook link: “This photograph is a beautiful gradation.
    The pattern of the moon is the same as Japan.”

  3. Ken wrote on my Facebook link: “What a great shot Danita.”

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