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The evening of July 13 (2014), I walked out my front door and was struck by the odd lighting. Looking up at the sky, I saw what appeared to be a spectacular sunset approaching. I grabbed my camera and jogged down to the Edmonds waterfront (a few minutes away). There was a storm approaching from the south, which provided the interesting clouds to go with the brilliant colors.
I’ve heard for years that there are coyotes along Shell Creek. I didn’t doubt that, but never saw one until several weeks ago. This healthy guy (or gal) was splashing through the creek, no doubt hunting, then stopped for a photo op in this grassy area. If you live near Shell Creek, this would be a very good reason to keep your cats indoors! (August 22, 2015)
This photo is of the night skies over Edmonds as the International Space Station (ISS) passed over June 10, 2015. It is actually 5 photos combined. Each photo was shot at ISO 1250, f/5.6, approximately 30 seconds, using a 10mm lens on a Pentax K-3 (35mm equivalent 15mm) then combined in Photoshop. You can clearly see the big dipper (cup down) just left of the middle of the photo. You can find out when you can see the ISS at your location at NASA’s “Spot the Station” site.
Who says you can’t see the Milky Way from Edmonds? It may be hard to see with the naked eye, but it’s there. This is a photo I shot of the Milky Way from my driveway (in the Edmonds Bowl) on August 3, 2014. Exposure was 30 seconds at F/2.8 at ISO 1600 with a 17mm lens. I did some post processing in Lightroom (Adobe Photoshop Lightroom): increased contrast, lightened the light colors (stars), darkened the darks and a few more things to make the stars stand out a bit more, but just increasing the contrast made the Milky Way obvious in the photo. The light at the bottom is from downtown Edmonds.
The Olympic Mountains really stand out when seen from Edmonds. This photo was shot at about 8 am on January 1, 2011, just after sunrise. The best public place I have found for viewing the Olympics and the Ferries crossing Puget Sound is from the plaza behind the library. Maybe I’ll see you there one day.
I was looking for fall colors and found myself at Hickman Park. The trees in Restlawn Memorial Park cemetery across the road from the park caught my eye, so I strolled through there. These mushrooms were as brilliant as any of the trees. (November 2, 2012)