Mt Shuksan Sunrise

Photo of Mt. Shuksan at sunrise
A different take on a popular photo op.

I spent that last few days at a Northwest Council of Camera Clubs getaway at the Mt. Baker Ski Area. When we weren’t socked in with clouds, the sky was very hazy, so I had to figure out how to get a usable photo of Mt. Shuksan, which is actually the mountain most visible from most of the ski area. Mt. Baker is visible from Port Townsend, but Shuksan, one of the most photographed mountains in the US, is hidden behind Baker from PT.

There was a very short window of clearish sky and good color as I was leaving the area to come home. You see the result above. The lake is aptly named Mirror Lake. Even if I didn’t get the classic tourist shot that I had in mind, I’m satisfied with this photo.

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Port Townsend Waterfront Photo

Photo of sailboat moored near Port Townsend
View from the ferry

We took the ferry to Whidbey Island recently on the anniversary date of our first visit to Port Townsend. This is our view of Port Townsend’s waterfront from the ferry. While much has changed in the last couple of decades the Victorian buildings Downtown, and of course, Port Townsend Bay haven’t. This is the town I fell in love with.

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Enough Birdhouses?

photo of birdhouses on a fence
Bird condos going up

A new fence is going up. That’s not surprising. Almost every gardener I know, even those who don’t like fences, is building one. The deer have grown so numerous in Port Townsend that they are devastating unprotected gardens. This fence is giving back to wildlife by offering all these birdhouses.

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