It seems June of each year presents interesting opportunities to photograph the moon, and this year is no different.
The dawn was just breaking, and giving the sky a neat appearance. Some of that can be attributed to the clouds.
The interesting thing is that the Eastern sky was mostly yellow, but the Western view was awash with reds.
The Front Range runs from Pueblo, Colorado, to Casper, Wyoming, and it is the first set of mountains one encounters before smacking into the Rockies. I-25 flows North and South along the Front Range, and is typically infested with mediocre-to-poor drivers who habitually make driving the route an annoying and sometime dangerous endeavor.
Down in Colorado Springs, another interesting sight presented itself . . .
The interesting thing was the cotton-cloud sitting atop The Peak.
If there are clouds about they are typically storm clouds, and are seen vaulting over Pikes Peak to angrily descend over the foothills and onto the hapless plains below. These clouds were parked there, like sleeping dragons draped over the jagged mountain side.
. . . they kind-of begged to be turned into a panorama
The lighting was still strange, with the Western view tending toward the reddish, and the Eastern view tending toward the bright yellow.
The conditions were nearly the same as documented in THIS POST.
So, I hopped on my car, and resumed the condemned-to-work-drive toward Woodland Park.
The next morning, June 6th, the clouds were gone, and a bright moon just hung up there, begging to be photographed.
These shots look better in SmugMug, but I suppose these are OK as well.
The above shots were taken from the same pull-out I mentioned above. This was a bit earlier then the previous day, and the dawn was still trying to fracture the night’s dark skies.
I saw an opportunity further up the road.
The above is a short slideshow comprised from about a third of the shots I took while the moon raced to hide behind the trees. I had planned in using all 40+ shots, but Photoshop choked my computer. I should have shot a proper movie.
Once again, the SmugMug gallery can be reached by clicking HERE.
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