Near the top of my favorite places to camp! Shi Shi Beach and Point of the Arches, Olympic National Park.
First Annual Sedro-Woolley Color Run!
I was asked to cover the event and had a blast!
At the end of the race a met a group who recently finished, near the old bowling alley… asked them to do a bit of posing, and well, you can see for yourself…
Here are my first two efforts at star trails.
This image is from Friday night, at the Diablo Overlook, along Highway 20 in the North Cascades National Park
and this image was captured on Sunday night, along the Baker River in the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest.
The next new moon is June 23rd…I will be teaching a class on Night Sky Photography through the North Cascades Institute on Friday, June 23rd, details here.
OR if you’d like to go on a Night Sky Photo Tour, have a look here.
Here are several images from the last week, roaming under Skagit Valley Skies…
I arrived very early one February morning, at the Coupeville Ferry dock to catch the 7am boat to Port Townsend, on my way to Point of the Arches, in Olympic National Park.
As I drove the sky got better and better, I paid and parked, got some images of the boat arriving from Port Townsend.
I dont know if Ive ever seen a better sunrise, the colors were unbelievable. I have not edited the sky in these images, just the foregrounds a bit.
The ferry loaded, and I roamed the decks and passageways marveling in the most sumptuous light.
I went out to the tulip fields before sunrise, managed to get a decent image with the stars, of you look closely you can see the arc of the Milky Way!
The Govan Schoolhouse is an abandoned 2-story school located near Wilbur Wa.
All of its windows are long gone and the roof is mostly just some slats. I brought along several lanterns to use inside the school to illuminate it, to make it glow a bit.
The orientation of the building to the Milky Way was not perfect, but I made the best of it.
This image is a photomerge of two shots, then edited as a HDR image, with Photomatix, then edited a bit more in Camera Raw, and then Photoshop.