13 Percent Waning Moon

13 Percent Waning Moon

The very thin crescent waxing moon sets just after sunset, but the thin waning moon rises before dawn. I don’t have as many shots, since I have to drive for a while before I have a view. On February 21st, I drove to where I had a view … but a thin cloud layer made the moon hard to focus on … and hard to pick out of the haze. (It’s at the top in the middle) I used binoculars to spot the moon as it rose above the Cascades and Puget Sound. Just lucky with the shipping traffic.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm with 2x adapter for 800mm
  • ISO 3200 1/160 sec f/11.0

Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound

Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound

Photo taken at sunrise from Alki Beach, “Birthplace of Seattle”. Note the two ferries heading to Seattle… the one of the left is coming from Bremerton, the one on the right from Bainbridge Island.

Make sure you click on the image to see it in larger size.

  • Camera: Nikon D810
  • Lens: Nikkor 300mm
  • ISO 200 1/320 sec f/8

Sunrise over Twin Sisters

Sunrise over Twin Sisters

Visiting a friend just outside of the small town of Acme in NW Washington. A wonderful view from the kitchen table. (Note that this is a normal lens and basically uncropped.) Mt Baker is the bump just behind the ridge on the left side of the image. I tried various HDR images, but the clouds were moving so fast that they didn’t really turn out well.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • Lens: Fujinon 63mm
  • ISO 160 1/950 sec f/11

Sunrise over Whidbey Island

Sunrise over Whidbey Island (6:02 AM) by Allan J Jones
Sunrise over Whidbey Island (6:02 AM)

Sunrise over Whidbey Island by Allan J Jones
Sunrise over Whidbey Island (6:24 AM)

While I enjoy summers in the Pacific Northwest, I’ll have to admit that I don’t see as many sunrises during May, June and July. This was September 2nd and I was up at 6 AM. But worth the early rise to enjoy this colorful display. This is taken from Marrowstone Island, the water is Admiralty Inlet, and if it wasn’t cloudy, you would see some of the Cascade Mountains in the distance.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm 

Top Photo
set at 100mm
ISO 100    1/640 sec    f/13

Bottom Photo
Lens set at 28mm
ISO 200    1/60 sec    f4.0

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