Mount St. Helens, Fog Falls, Full Moon and Wildflowers
Notes from the field
I set out one morning to photograph the full moon setting behind Mount St. Helens. The weather, though, wasn't cooperating. Viewpoint after viewpoint was completely fogged in. At times, I had to inch along the road because I couldn't see very far ahead of me. I had very little hope, but knew my only chance for getting an image was to get above the fog at the top of a ridge. Luckily, I got to a ridge top just minutes before sunrise — the only place where the sky was clear. I scrambled to get into a position where I could capture the mountain, the moon, the wildflowers at their colorful peak, and the thick fog spilling over a ridge. I can't imagine I'll find conditions this perfect ever again.