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Lime Kiln Point

The day started out gloomy; that didn’t bother us.  After a late lunch at a fantastic pub in Friday Harbor we headed to the other side of San Juan Island to Lime Kiln Point.  By the time we arrived, via quiet country roads, with a few stops along the way, the heavens began to show a bit of blue sky and then the glorious sun.

I was looking over the wide and somewhat stormy waters toward the distant Olympic Peninsula with its majestic mountains, lost in thought, even if just for a few moments.  I chose to work with black and white and square format for this image, small aperture to add rays to the sun.  I noticed the flare and found it to enhance the scene and my excitement of standing at land’s edge.

Lime Kiln Point sunstar | San Juan Island, Washington

Lime Kiln Point sunstar | San Juan Island, Washington

This image, along with many others, can be purchased as a fine art print at my Etsy shop, here.

Glorious Light

It is no secret that western Washington is not lacking in grandeur and it is also no secret that the skies are often gray.  I love light, glorious and dramatic light!  Throughout the years I have been photographing, cloudy skies have been great for many of the scenes I focus on but when a stunning light show takes place in the heavens it is much reason to celebrate.

One particular December, a few days before the new year, we made an excursion to San Juan Island for an extended weekend.  For the first couple days we were blessed with tremendous weather…cold, dramatic skies and fantastic light…sunlight.  And in December seeing the sun is sort of like winning the lottery around here.

Here, a magnificent sunset lights the Strait of Juan de Fuca with distant Olympic Mountains gracing the horizon.

Strait of Juan de Fuca Sunset | San Juan Island, WA

Strait of Juan de Fuca Sunset | San Juan Island, WA

We stood in amazement watching the light, a bit chilled, but nevertheless in awe.  The next day we were once again graced with beautiful light and that was definitely more than we had hoped for!  My words just can’t describe it well enough.

“Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun.”

Ecclesiastes 11:7 (ESV)

Gorgeous sunset as viewed from Lime Kiln Point | San Juan Island, WA

Gorgeous sunset as viewed from Lime Kiln Point | San Juan Island, WA

The last day returned to wind and downpours and grayness but we were living by grand memories.  Perfect to stay in and relax by the fireplace….