Once in a blue moon? The December moon is captured here just before slipping below a snowy ridge in Southwestern Oregon’s rugged coastal range. I was exploring logging trails and was hiking back to the truck after seeing large fresh bear tracks, when I happened to look up and notice the moon just before it disappeared behind the tree-lined ridge. I snapped the photo after a quick look behind me and without taking much time to change lenses or adjust camera settings. I was pleased at the simple elegance of the image even if due largely to luck. Nikon D700 with Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0 lens at 500mm. f/13.0, 1/640th, ISO800, spot-metered.