Monday, 29 December 2014

The Moon and The Mountain ..

This evening's partial moon. Taken with my Canon SX50 ... I was really surprised how well it turned out as it was a hand held shot at full zoom..
“The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.” ― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
Mt Rainier, peeking over the trees at the end of my road, bathed in the rays of the setting sun. Mt Rainier is an active stratovolcano and is probably overdue for a major eruption. Standing at 14,410 ft, it is the 3rd tallest mountain in the US (from memory). It is a dangerous mountain to climb, but people see it as a challenge. 2014 has seen at least 8 deaths, if not more. The highest death toll was in 1946, when a plane carrying 32 US Marines, crashed into one of the glaciers. Mt Rainier became the last resting place for these men, as it was considered to dangerous to try and retrieve the bodies. A beautiful mountain, but deadly in many ways.
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12 comments:

bettyl-NZ said...

What a great shot--I hope to do that well some day! Thanks for your comment on my blog, your photos remind me of another transplanted Kiwi blogger from Whidbey Island!

mick said...

Great photos. The moon is beautiful but the mountain is absolutely magnificent.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful capture of the moon and a lovely view of Mt. Rainier! I wish you all the best in 2015! Happy New Year!

Felicia said...

great moon shot and pretty mountains too.

Chris H said...

What an amazing photo of the moon! How on earth do you get such a 'close up' of it?
And that mountain is awesome, what an amazing view you have.

alicesg said...

Wow very close up shot of the moon. Happy New Year 2015 to you and your family.

Linda W. said...

I love your moon shot! Nice!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

ladyfi said...

Majestic and fabulous!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I'm just amazed at the quality and detail you get on your moon photo using the SX50. And no tripod! Excellent shot!!

Ranten said...

Beautiful pictures! Happy New Year ! Marit :-))

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Each one of these is beautiful!