Photo: Full moon on the Waterfront

Posted by on February 18th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Last night was a gorgeous night to be on a bicycle. It was clear and cold with a few interesting clouds. While I was headed home from downtown to North Portland after a long day, I looked up and spotted a massive moon rising up. As I rolled north on Naito Parkway I watched it from the corner of my eye. As I came to Waterfront Park near the Steel Bridge, the moon’s reflection blurred in the Willamette and people on bikes rode by under its gaze. I’d had a long day and I was tired (and I was already late getting home!), but I couldn’t resist stopping one last time to try and capture the moment with my camera…

I know that folks who did the Werewolf Hustle (Facebook link) — a ride that happens every full moon — had a memorable jaunt up to Council Crest. Did you get a chance to be on your bike last night? How was your ride home under that amazing moon?

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Kt

That’s a great shot.

I caught a view of the rising moon at probably the same time as I was pulling into my driveway, coming home from our monthly Tigard Pedestrian and Cyclist Subcommittee meeting. Beautiful.

Ely
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Ely

I came upon the waterfront just after moonrise and had to slam on my brakes and stand there looking at it for a while… amazing. Wish I’d had a (decent) camera with me. The moon was hovering just over the freeway, framed by a few wispy clouds, bigger than life. Unreal.

Anne Hawley
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Anne Hawley

Nice photo, Jonathan!

Joe
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Joe

great photo.. I noticed the full moon on WES train, jump’d off in Wilsonville and it lit the sky up, I-5 was just a blur to me after that 🙂 great night to be on a bike.

Steve
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Steve

Nice shot!

Gabriel Amadeus
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It was a beautiful Werewolf Hustle ride, down Terwilliger to Tryon and then back up the De Ronde route to the top of Council Crest for a beer. Couldn’t have asked for more gorgeous night!

Rol
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I got to admire the same moon later, still amazing peeping in & out between the cumulus clouds at around 9pm, on my way to a gig. (Pulling a trailer with my bass and amp BTW.)

CaptainKarma
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*That’s* a Powell’s Postcard.

j_fish
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j_fish

I too spied that moon down by the water last night, when it first rose on a canvas of midnight blue. Literally pulled east by it’s beauty I snaked my way through the darkest tree lined streets of s.e. I could find. Chatting with fellow transfixed pedestrians along the way elicited my fave comment of the night, “It looks like a Japanese painting.” Eastward on! And as it rose, so did I. Up and around to the top of Tabor where I sat for a while still gazing, figuring out my next move. To Montavilla of course, and pecan pie ala mode! A sweet end to another beautiful evening on two wheels in the Rose City.

adam
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adam

wow, that is beautiful – the moon was full rising over the horizon down south here, too. always makes me pause, no matter what I am doing, to appreciate something so far away yet so wonderous. happy riding, I miss my bikes.

Robert Watling
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Robert Watling

My bike’s in the shop, brakes and broken axle, so I had to see the moon as I was waiting for the bus. As great as Portland’s public transportation is, I sure miss my bike. I love this clear crisp weather, especially on two wheels. Thanks for the photo.

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jim

I can tell there is a full moon. People have been driving crazy. one guy was trying to turn his car around downtown and backed up into my car, he didn’t even stop, he was in too big of a hurry to get that parking spot he just passed. This was right after I saw another person doing a u-turn and hit a sign up on the sidewalk.