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  • Skagit Barn
  • Barn and Dandelions
  • Skagit County Barn: Early Morning
  • Prussik Peak, Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness
  • Desolation Peak from Ross Lake
  • Zion Canyon from atop Angel's Landing, Zion National Park, Utah
  • Deception Pass State Park Bridge
  • Deception Pass State Park Trees
  • Mount Baker and the Park Butte Lookout
  • Red Tulips in Skagit Valley

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My Favorite Images of 2014, Part 3

Here is the final (for now!) installment of my favorite images from this year. Thank you for following and Merry Christmas, Happy New Years and happy shooting!

Spider Meadows, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Spider Meadows, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Skagit Barn

Skagit Barn

Stars at the Diablo Overlook, North Cascades National Park

Stars at the Diablo Overlook, North Cascades National Park

Left Fork Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah

Left Fork Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah

Palouse Falls State Park

Palouse Falls State Park

Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Camped in the Glacier Peak Wilderness

Camped in the Glacier Peak Wilderness

Wheat Field at Sunset

Wheat Field at Sunset

Prusik Peak, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Prusik Peak, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Samish River

Samish River

Milky Way over Skagit Valley

Milky Way over Skagit Valley

My Favorite Images of 2014: Part 2

Thank you all for the wonderful feedback! Every month I am learning new skills and integrating things, be it with image capture or photoshop…I am definitely looking forward to 2015!
Here is my next set of 12 favorite images from this year. I hope you enjoy them!

Isolation Lake Panorama, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Isolation Lake Panorama, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Tulips and Stormy Skies

Tulips and Stormy Skies

Barn and Dandelions

Barn and Dandelions

Lake Ann from the Maple Pass Trail, North Cascades

Lake Ann from the Maple Pass Trail, North Cascades

Mount Rainier Milky Way

Mount Rainier Milky Way

Mount Shuksan from Skyline Divide

Mount Shuksan from Skyline Divide

Padilla Bay Sunset

Padilla Bay Sunset

Mount Baker and Park Butte Lookout

Mount Baker and Park Butte Lookout

Sunset in the Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Sunset in the Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness


Mt Adams and Pacific Crest Trail, Goat Rocks Wilderness

Mt Adams and Pacific Crest Trail, Goat Rocks Wilderness

Tractor and Sky, Skagit County

Tractor and Sky, Skagit County

Virgin River at Night, Zion National Park, Utah

Virgin River at Night, Zion National Park, Utah

My Favorite Images of 2014: Part 1

I shot many images in 2014. As I review them there are some that capture my imagination. Here are the first 11 images:

Spider Meadows, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Spider Meadows, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Skagit County Barn: Early Morning

Skagit County Barn: Early Morning

Mount Adams and Split Rock, along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Goat Rocks Wilderness

Mount Adams and Split Rock, along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Goat Rocks Wilderness

Padilla Bay

Padilla Bay

Crystal Lake, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Crystal Lake, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Skagit Valley

Skagit Valley

Liberty Bell and the North Cascades Highway

Liberty Bell and the North Cascades Highway

Samish River

Samish River

In the Subway, Zion National Park, Utah

In the Subway, Zion National Park, Utah

Stormy Skies at Maple Pass, North Cascades

Stormy Skies at Maple Pass, North Cascades

Skagit River Bridge

Skagit River Bridge

Colchuck Lake, Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Colchuck Lake, Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Prusik Peak: Which version is best?

This image of Prusik Peak and Gnome Tarn (Tarn = snow melt pond) I captured this October in the Enchantments, part of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, in Washington State.

Here is the original. Not too bad…this view gives a wide perspective and includes the bottom of the tarn.

Prusik Peak, Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Prusik Peak, Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Here is the first crop, cutting out part of both top and bottom, creating a panorama of sorts.

Prusik Peak, Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Prusik Peak, Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

And here is the close crop, focusing in on the peak and reflection.

Prusik Peak, Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Prusik Peak, Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Do you prefer one over the others?

Please let me know your thoughts!

Thank you,

Andy

Desolation Peak

Desolation Peak is located on the east side of Ross Lake, along the border with the Pasayten Wilderness. There is a lookout tower atop Desolation, which is still manned by the park service. actually the lookout is a historical site, having been the inspiration to numerous authors, including Jack Kerouac and his book, “Desolation Angels”.
The hike from the lake shore to the summit is 4,500 feet gain in 4.5 miles and there is an official camp near the summit.

Desolation Peak from Ross Lake

Desolation Peak from Ross Lake

Desolation Peak Lookout

Desolation Peak Lookout

Ross Lake from Desolation Peak, Sunrise

Ross Lake from Desolation Peak, Sunrise

Ross Lake from Desolation Peak

Ross Lake from Desolation Peak

Ross Lake Sunset

Ross Lake Sunset

Ross Lake Sunset

Ross Lake Sunset

Images from Zion

Here are three images of iconic views in Zion National Park.

First is the view of Zion Canyon from atop Angel’s landing.

Zion Canyon from atop Angel's Landing, Zion National Park, Utah

Zion Canyon from atop Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park, Utah

Here is a view of the Subway, part of the like along Left Fork Canyon.

In the Subway, Zion National Park, Utah

In the Subway, Zion National Park, Utah

And lastly this shot was captured on the highway bridge over the Virgin River.

Virgin River at Night, Zion National Park, Utah

Virgin River at Night, Zion National Park, Utah

Deception Pass at Night

Last night I returned and captured images from close under and down below the bridge. I will be back!

Deception Pass State Park Bridge

Deception Pass State Park Bridge

Deception Pass State Park Bridge

Deception Pass State Park Bridge

Deception Pass State Park Bridge

Deception Pass State Park Bridge

Deception Pass State Park Bridge

Deception Pass State Park Bridge

Deception Pass State Park

The bridge connecting Whidbey Island to the mainland at Deception Pass is one of the photographic icons of this area. Wooded slopes and sheer cliffs towering over a deep fast channel make it dramatic. The span itself lends to being photographed.

I visited on Thanksgiving to get air and scout for spots to photograph at night. The light was warm and inviting. Here are a few shots.

Deception Pass State Park Bridge

Deception Pass State Park Bridge

Deception Pass State Park Water

Deception Pass State Park Water

Deception Pass State Park Trail

Deception Pass State Park Trail

Deception Pass State Park Throwing

Deception Pass State Park Throwing

Deception Pass State Park Viewpoint

Deception Pass State Park Viewpoint

Deception Pass State Park Trees

Deception Pass State Park Trees

North Cascades Lookout

The Park Butte Fire Lookout sits on a jagged cliff jutting from the side of Mount Baker.

Twilight

Twilight

Park Butte Lookout

Park Butte Lookout

View from inside

View from inside

When the sun sets the stars spill out.

Mount Baker and the Park Butte Lookout

Mount Baker and the Park Butte Lookout

The Sisters, Bellingham and the Big Dipper from the Park Butte Lookout

The Sisters, Bellingham and the Big Dipper from the Park Butte Lookout

MB and MW

A riot of Stars

Mount Baker and Stars

Mount Baker and Stars

mt baker 7a

Above Bellingham

Tulips in Skagit Valley

I have captured many images of tulips here in Skagit Valley. I generally make more than a dozen trips each year to the tulip fields in April.
This is one of my favorite images.

Red Tulips in Skagit Valley

Red Tulips in Skagit Valley

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