The Columbia River Gorge - George Purvis Photography
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Pre-dawn lights balsamroot, lupine and Mt. Hood's tip under a full moon

The full super moon shines behind clouds while the pre-dawn sky lights balsamroot, lupine and Mt. Hood. Shot on Rowena Crest at Tom McCall Nature Preserve, Oregon. Arising in Beaverton at 3 am, I arrived at 5 to a shining full moon, 37F and rapidly forming clouds. Clicked before sunrise, this snap still shows the blue sky of night. Most balsamroot were past their peak and work best in shots with many flowers. If you look closely, you'll find an old barn that's a roost for bats. Does the trail lead to the mountain? The complex image suggests many story tellig possibilities.