These shots were taken within a minute or two of each other, the difference being the direction into or away from the sun. Above shows some of the old Fort Flagler buildings (still being used for retreats and other meetings). Below shows the peaks of the central Cascades above Puget Sound, with the years first snow reflecting the pink of the sunset.
Above you see Mt Baker and the Beaver Moon in the sunset from Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island with Puget Sound. Notice the patch of rough water along the shore and then an area of smooth water a little farther out. The smooth area is a strong tidal current and the rough water is an eddy line. The tidal current is moving to the left as the tide goes out…. and it is being channeled by the island. It’s moving at over 10 knots … definitely not where I would want to be kayaking or canoeing.
The image below is a clearer shot of Mt Baker … with Mt Challenger to the right in the distance.
This bird was out fishing and I assume it had gotten wet … which was the reason for its looking a little scraggly. This weather station is at Marrowstone Point at Fort Flagler, southeast of Port Townsend.
Mt Rainier above Puget Sound from Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island with the north end of the Kitsap Peninsula in the middle distance.
Lightroom’s “Select Subject” option provides a quick way to create a mask that you can use to emphasize the subject by reducing the exposure of the background area. This image had a lot of visual distraction from the other blooms in the background. Reducing the background exposure resulted in an image where the subject was clearly identified.