Tag Archives: Vashon Island

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

Delta Analysis

Back when I worked as  stress analyst I did a lot of “delta analysis”. The basic system was in place, but things change: a part might be built of a different material, a particular mission might have higher loads than the initial predictions…The question we were answering is “is it still okay?”

There isn’t a  picture to go with that…but the beach where I spend a lot of time is also a delta for a creek. Over the years the silt has built up and the landscape and animals one sees have changed. One thing I find really cool is that every year the path of the creek through the delta shifts because of winter storms…so it is an example of both fast and slow changes, and yet when the tide is in it looks the same as ever.


Delta