Watching a spring storm roll across Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Shot from Carkeek Park near Seattle.
Watching a spring storm move in from the shore of Puget Sound. This image has been posted to the site before – I published a color version that looked pretty good but didn’t capture how complex and interesting the sky was on that afternoon.
Spring rainstorm moving across the Olympic Mountains near Seattle.
There’s one in every crowd…
Excuse me! We’re trying to sleep here!
Another cold, wet, windy day here. I think it has been almost 2 months since we had a truly sunny day. I decided to head down to the shore of Puget Sound with my camera, “embrace the gloom”, and practice shooting in these conditions.
I got to watch an epic battle in the sky as seagulls fought over a bit of food.
On the shore of Puget Sound watching the rain roll in.
I like to go to Mukilteo State Park to work on my panorama skills. This image was created from 18 exposures.
The ferry Cathlamet departing the terminal in Mukilteo, Washington.
The Ballard Locks (a.k.a. the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks) are used to allow ships to travel between Lake Washington and Puget Sound. They are needed because the water level of the lake is higher than Puget Sound – about 26 feet higher at low tide. Maintenance work was being done on the smaller of the two locks so I took the opportunity to get some pictures.
Panoramic view of Puget Sound, made from 10 exposures, shot from Mukilteo State Park.
Big piece of driftwood on the shore of Puget Sound on a stormy winter day.
Early morning view of the Port of Seattle. The seals were about a half-mile away and you could clearly hear their calls across the water. I need to visit them again – maybe with a higher powered lens next time!
Puget Sound. New Year’s Day, 2011. 9:30 am. Temperature – about 28 degrees. What did I see?