Tag Archives: Colvos Passage

Winter storm watch

The clouds were moving consistently from south to north (left to right in the photos). I believe that the consistent shape break up is due to the Olympic Mountains, which arise pretty much straight out from the edge of the bulk head.

I set my camera up on a tripod as the first bank of clouds arrived, put on neutral density filters (CPL plus a six stop), set the aperture set at F/16, and ISO at 64. Then I took the above sequence of photos between 4:00pm and 6:25pm. The length of the exposures varied depending on the ambient light but generally went from about 5 seconds for the first shot, at about 4:00pm to 10 for the last one, which was during twilight.

For Wordless Wednesday and Hammad Rais’s Weekend Sky

Tonight’s last light

Sometimes the sunset makes you feel like you are on a different planet. This evening was one such.

As the sun went behind the clouds.
A little after true sunset the light went peachy.
The peachy light reflecting on the water just before the light faded out.

Photos taken on Vashon Island, looking west toward the Kitsap Peninsula across Colvos Passage of Puget Sound in Washington State.

For Little Pieces of Me’s Photo Adventure: Sunrise/Sunset.

The sky is the view

These are all taken from a little deck off the spare bedroom at my Dad’s house. We were there today and I took pictures, from about the same vantage point, of the changing light and clouds from mid afternoon to after sundown.

The tree and land do not change, but the clouds move and alter the amount and angle of light, and therefore the colors. It is interesting to me that the one taken mid-afternoon looks almost like a black and white and the one taken after sundown has vibrant colors. Maybe that is a metaphor for life in some way.

Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge: View

What a difference a day makes!

Time and tide wait for no man…or woman.

Last Sunday night the crescent moon and Venus were in dramatic sync.


I was trying to be in that beautiful time, so I didn’t fire up my computer to learn how to use the timer setting on my new camera so I could take a picture without camera shake. “No problem,” I naively thought; I would look up the directions and have a second go at a really clear shot on Monday.


The shot is pretty clear, you can see the star and, if you look closely, a small trail of starlight on the water…but the alignment was gone. The moon and star march to different drummers. Time had moved on.

RDP #52-Time