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Moon Tree

Of course, everyone knows you’re not supposed to shoot the night skies when the moon’s full. That’s the Main Rule.

Yet, there I was. Although to my (very slight) credit, I was there one day after it was full. But when trips have to be scheduled around other things, and when night-sky photography isn’t the main reason for travel, sometimes you have to take what you can get. And what I got was a nice dead tree – on the edge of a cemetery, even – and a shy moon peaking out.

Greenwood Cemetery
Palouse, Washington
photographed 9.3.2020

Cairns

I like how the golden color of those cairns is mirrored in the wheat fields below.

Steptoe Butte State Park, Washington
photographed 9.1.2020

Sod Roller

If I’m in a cemetery, I will always check out the groundskeeper’s shack. It’s just a thing I do. Sometimes it isn’t worth the (very small) effort, but other times, there’s a sod roller leaning against the wall.

Greenwood Cemetery
Palouse, Washington
photographed 9.3.2020

Herds

And there were herds of various things, all in one viewfinder.

Dusty, Washington
photographed 9.2.2020

Falls

Of course we did – of course we made a day trip over to see Palouse Falls. It is the State Waterfall, after all, and is also among the last active waterfalls on the Ice Age floods path.

The park’s website notes that it is a “remote recreational experience.” The park’s website is not wrong.

Palouse Falls State Park, Washington
photographed 9.2.2020

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