Harsh paintbrush , top of Chadwick Hill
The Olympic Mountains, SW across the Salish Sea from Chadwick Hill
A turkey vulture soars on updrafts above Chadwick Hill. Close enough to fill the frame, I just missed the focus.
Good Morning Mt Rainier From Chadwick Hill
Mt Rainier is 119 miles away! Note the frozen slope.
Moon above Rosario Strait
The eastern sky glows 28 minutes before sunrise
119 miles away, dawn back-lights Mt Rainier as viewed from Chadwick Hill, 34 minutes before sunrise on a sub-freezing morning.
Taken with a 400mm lens. The lights are on Whidbey Island.
Sun peeks out from behind the Cascade Mountains
Watmough Head remains dark 1 minute after official sunrise.
Across Rosario Strait, the sun has not quite cleared the Cascade Mountains
This photo was taken 20 seconds after the previous one.
Chadwick Hill and Watmough Bay lighten up.
While it was frosty this morning, the "colors of morning" make it worth the walk.
Boulder Island is still in shadows while the morning sun saturates the needles and cones hanging from a hemlock tree.
Mt Baker and Rosario Strait a few minutes after sunrise
12 x 48 image
23 minutes after sunrise, Mt Baker, behind Burrows and Allan Islands, stands tall 52 miles away.
Cape St Mary, Cypress Island and Mt Baker
Boys will be boys.......
Yes, it was cold up here this morning...
Watmough Bay. The low evening sun broke through clouds for just a few minutes to light up the bay.
The low, winter setting sun lights up rocks at the north end of the beach.
Another perspective of the low, winter sun illuminating rocks along the beach.
Watmough Bay Beach
The winter sun is nearly set, leaving most of the beach in shade