Pioneer Harvest Moon

By: Alan Dyer

Sep 30 2012

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Category: Atmospheric Phenomena, Nightscape, Solar System

1 Comment

Aperture:f/11
Focal Length:30mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/1 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

The annual Harvest Moon shines over a scene from pioneering farm days.

One of the last remaining wood grain elevators still stands as a historic roadside attraction near the little hamlet of Dorothy, Alberta. It’s seen better days.

But in its time it took part in many a harvest in the Red Deer River valley. There were once no less three grain elevators here and railway tracks to take away the bountiful harvest. That was back in the 1910s and 1920s when Dorothy was a little boom town. But the prosperity waned in the Depression Years, and never returned. In the 1960s, the railway tracks were pulled up, and two of the elevators torn down.

Now, Dorothy is one of the ghost towns amid the badlands of the Red Deer River valley.

I shot this Saturday night, as the Full “Harvest” Moon rose over the hills, shining in the blue shadow of the Earth. This is one frame of 450 in a time-lapse sequence.

– Alan, September 30, 2012 / © 2012 Alan Dyer

 

One comment on “Pioneer Harvest Moon”

  1. Looks like you should be printing a calendar with these amazing images on them. Beautiful!


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