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As the moon falls

By mlseawell    
It is these moments in nature that I seek. A very early Sunday morning trip to Little Cottonwood Canyon about an hours drive away turned out to be worth the effort. At this time of year, the Albion Basin area has some of the most stunning wildflowers you'll ever see. Carpets of reds, yellows and purple flowers adorn the trails and my friend Jeff knew this area like the back of his hand.. He took me on a trail I hadn't been on before with a 1500 elevation gain. I was knackered afterwards but before we started our hike I captured this moment. We didn't have much time to jump out the car and getting my telephoto on ate precious seconds. Hidden by the mountains I caught the moon falls.

Tags: Black and white Hiking Landscape and travel Moonset moonhunters

Voters: TDP43, hobbo, Edcat55 and 28 more

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hobbo Plus
10 1.7k 4 England
27 Jul 2021 3:54AM
An….Ansel Adam’s …moment surely…?

Beautifully done….

mlseawell 11 1 United States
27 Jul 2021 4:56AM
Thanks Hobbo! I would hope he would appreciate the rush! Wink

mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2461 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2021 7:54AM
Rather wonderful. Takes me there.
Great use of the long lens, it makes this so immediate.
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1879 England
27 Jul 2021 8:56AM
As Cyril says, the shade of Ansel Adams was smiling on you as you took this. And yes, after reading his books, there were rushed moments for him. And even mistakes!
27 Jul 2021 11:44AM
Nice one, Mark.
I wonder what the equivalent of 300(450)mm on 8 x 10 would be... Grin
BobinAus Plus
6 3 11 Australia
27 Jul 2021 11:52AM
Awe inspiring and sublime! Because the moon is about to disappear the picture is charged with drama and energy. I can't imagine a better way to start your hike.
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
27 Jul 2021 1:46PM
A once in a lifetime moment. Spectacular.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
27 Jul 2021 2:42PM
pablophotographer 10 1.9k 411
27 Jul 2021 5:02PM
Moon on the rocks!
mlseawell 11 1 United States
1 Aug 2021 7:22AM
Thank you all for the kind comments and of course the user awards!


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