A Sunset on Angel's Rest
Hearing about a super moon event, I had decided that the best place to view/photograph would be Angel's rest! I thought, as long as I am hiking up there might as well get the sunset too!
The day started off mild enough, by 5pm though it was hot! The trail head at Angel's Rest was muggy and hot. The trail it's self was dusty, steep, muggy and hot. We had arrived at the trail head at 7pm, and started a forced march up the 2.3 mile trail. Switch back after switch back, I grew less and less confident that we would make the top before sunset. I was spurred on however by the thought that I was not going to give up so easily! Even if I arrived after dark, I would make the top!
I was so excited having actually made it to the top of the trail, I had to snap a shot with my phone.
Looking out toward Portland after the sun had set. Long exposure, beautiful night.
I didn't have much time to get creative, so I have a few photos just of the view. Procuring these, I decided it was time to play!
Playing with the framing of the shot with some rocks.
I turned up the clarity for this shot, it brought out the detail on the rock nicely.
There were a surprising amount of people who made the journey up the bluff. I removed one man in a distracting white t-shirt from the lower rocks. This is my hiking partner O'Neil, taking a much needed break to watch the show.
A stack of stones
The sun having almost gone down, we decided to go find a place to watch the Moon rise. I really liked the view from this path. The shrubs created a nice frame
Then the Moon appeared over the trees! I liked this photo best, even though you can't really see the moon.
The night lit up as the Moon rose! I cast a shadow and didn't need my headlight for much of the trip down the mountain.
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