Sunset over the Possesion Sound, Mukilteo, Washington
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Sometime between prepping for dinner and cleaning the drains, I noticed the rain started to let up and the clouds begin to break. My rational side told me it would be pouring again by evening but my irrational side continued to hope. Surprisingly the rains held off so I fed the crew, did the dishes, grabbed my camera gear, and dashed to the second closest beach to my house (I had a few extra minutes thanks to that amazing invention called daylight saving time.)
When I arrived, there were still some holes is the clouds letting the sun through from time to time. I started out working a few compositions but found myself drawn to the still stormy action to the northwest. Funny how I spent the entire winter complaining about the weather but as soon as the sun popped out, all I wanted to photograph were the cloudy scenes. When darkness came, I was cold and wet from the spray and a few surprisingly strong wave surges, but I had a filled flash card and a happy smile on my face. It may not have started off as a great day, but it sure ended as one.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I stood for over an hour at the top of Stevens Canyon in Mount Rainier National Park watching this scene. The canyon seemed to be alive and breathing that morning, literally blowing clouds up the slopes and then sucking them back down into the depths. At times the clouds would obliterate the scene leaving me staring at a grey wall. At other times the clouds would disappear completely revealing the entire forest at one time. Like this image, most of the time, it was somewhere in between.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I got up Tuesday morning and drove down to the Edmonds waterfront expecting to catch first light on the Olympic Mountains. Instead I was greeted with pelting sleet storms, a cold stiff breeze off the water, sizable waves (for the Sound anyway), and some pretty ominous skies. Eventually the clouds did part and cleared the way to see the Olympics but I couldn't take my focus off of the dramatic and moody scene on the beach in front of me. It was not what I went looking for, but I chose to embrace what the Puget Sound was dishing up that morning.
I finished the shoot with wet shoes, frozen fingers, and a sense of peace that I only attain after seeing nature play out its wildest side. The best part of the shoot, however, was the surprise at the end. I came home to a stack of hot pancakes. My family is awesome!
Sunday, March 4, 2012
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1. All shares must be completed by 11:59 PM PDT on March 31, 2012
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Lastly, a big thank you to everyone who has taken a moment to look at my work over the past year. It means more to me than you know.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Desert Sunflower in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California