Sun, Wind, and Cold

 

Sunday was a wild weather day. In the morning it snowed north and south of Seattle. The snow skipped us in the city due to the Olympic rainshadow. In the afternoon the clouds cleared out, but the wind was howling down from the northwest.

I decided that the unexpected opportunity was too good to pass up, so I headed up to Edmonds with my camera two hours before sunset.

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Sweet Winter Sunshine

 

We’ve been having an extremely gloomy winter in Seattle and I’ve hardly left the house for three months. Monday was the first completely sunny day we’ve had since January 3rd!

Even though it was cold, especially with the wind blowing, I had to get outside and make the most of it. I checked out a couple of parks I’d never been to before on the shores of Lake Washington and enjoyed some great views. But best of all, I found this spot to photograph my favorite subject, water and rocks.

We’re back to gloom today, but the sunshine was sweet while it lasted.

Posted for the WPC with the theme of “sweet.”

Yes, You’re in My Shot

 

While I was shooting the aurora last September, a group of students from China joined us out on the breakwater. They just happened to be in the park when the lights started to dance and came over to see what all the hullabaloo was about. They got very excited, but couldn’t capture it on their cell phones, so were snapping pics of the images we were getting as we displayed them on the backs of our cameras for them.

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