Sunrise on Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

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Below the cloud cover is the Strait of Juan de Fuca

On our last morning in Port Angeles, WA, we took the very early morning drive up to Hurricane Ridge in complete darkness and shrouded in thick fog.  Boy did we get a surprise about half way up the mountain.  Here is what we saw. Continue reading

Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park


Sol Duc falls is a very large waterfall in Olympic National Park.  It is one of the featured attractions in the Park.  There is a lodge and campground nearby and the trail head is at the end of an easy drive.  This is a very popular hike, so get there early to avoid the crowds and get the best morning light.  Here is what you will see. Continue reading

Photography Project: Abstracts with Mylar


Abstract reflection in Mylar

Abstract reflection in Mylar

I could play for hours with a single piece of Mylar.  I can combine my love for reflections and abstracts in one medium.  I set up a piece of Mylar to capture an abstract of a vase of flowers, and instead ended up capturing pure abstracts of reflections of far away things in the room. Continue reading

Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park in beautiful monotone

The lagoon at Ruby Beach

The lagoon at Ruby Beach

We were very fortunate to arrive on Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park on a cold and dreary day with fog, low clouds, and a very low tide.  The best part was the low tide that enabled us to walk out more than a hundred yards from the beach. Continue reading

Visions of Tongue Point, WA – He saw. She saw.


The sea stack at Sand Beach around the corner from Tongue Point

Tongue Point is an out cropping of rock in the Salt Creek Recreational Area near Port Angeles,WA.  At low tide it is accessible on foot and you can see many species of marine life, such as, mussels, clams, sea stars, crabs, and kelp.  There is also a prominent sea stack.  Here is what we saw. Continue reading

Photography Project: Tide Pool Abstracts


This was one of those “making lemonade” experiences.  I went to the Tongue Point tide pools with images of colorful star fish and sea urchins dancing in my mind….I found neither.  What I encountered were a lot of mussels and kelp.  After talking myself off the proverbial ledge and not declaring “this place sucks”, I hunkered down and started to really look. Continue reading

A cold, wet, dreary morning in Olympic: perfect conditions for photography


When photographing waves, they look better when the water is going out

Before photography, I longed for warm sunny days.  Now, I look forward to rain, fog, clouds and dreariness in general, when it comes to weather.  Well, we certainly got what we wanted when we went to the beach in Olympic.  Here’s what we saw. Continue reading