Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Chain

© Jens Preshaw

Last weekend I climbed to the top of a granite monolith in the Coast Mountains. It was a beautiful sunny day and there were lots of people hiking with their dogs in the provincial park. After a few hours I reached the summit and there was a chain to help people up a relatively steep section of granite. I was intrigued by the chain and how the rain had rusted it and stained the granite rock. I tried to create a composition that just showed the chain and granite, without any distracting background clutter. Sometimes simple is hard.

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Super Moon

© Jens Preshaw

Last night was an amazing evening for photographer’s to be outside with their cameras. It was a rare combination of clear skies and a ‘Super Moon’ or ‘Perogee Moon’. The full moon was at its closest point to the Earth and was 14% bigger and 30% brighter than any of the other full moons in 2012. There was also the highest high tides and lowest low tides during this time, although the difference was only a few centimeters. The image above is a 30 second exposure of the Coast Mountains bathed in the moonlight.

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