Tag Archives: Puget Sound

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.

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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.

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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.

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Seaways

A somewhat different take for Cee’s Which Way Challenge this week. Last Friday I froze myself watching and taking pictures of a unique ship passing along the seaway of Puget Sound. This is a set of new cranes heading for the Port of Tacoma on a specially modified ship.

These cranes are very large, for unloading the new Panamax container ships. You can get a sense of how big they are as they pass by the Alki lighthouse and the ferries.