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Bill Anderson

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Tuesday (5/21) I was parked on Sunset Ave. in Edmonds. A white sailboat and gull presented bright contrasts to the dark clouds rolling across Puget Sound at the time.

Unprocessed shots.
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Post processing with Picasa's auto contrast feature, which I think is more representative of what I saw compared to the unprocessed photos.
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Bill Anderson

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Our "spring" weather has not been conducive to sunsets and for the past month I have spent evenings hunting the elusive barred owls of Yost Park. Sunday (6/2) my aunt and uncle invited my family and I over to their house for dinner. They live in the Emerald Hills development of the Edmonds Bowl and have a beautiful view of Puget Sound from their back deck. I took along my photo equipment to get some shots after dinner.

Here are some afterset shots I took looking across Puget Sound.

7D + 100-400L telephoto zoom
Ship passing the south end of Whidbey Island.
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Point No Point
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Crab boat
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Heading for home
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Crab boat, tug, and barge
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Bill Anderson

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Time to revisit this thread. Although I got some good eagle shots Wednesday (2/26/14), I am not posting them because they look like so many of the other eagle shots I have recently posted.

These were taken handheld with the 5DIII + 100-400L telephoto zoom + 1.4 teleconverter looking west across Puget Sound from Marina Park. Besides cropping, I used Picasa's auto contrast + auto color features to tweek the photos. Call it the techno-impaired man's Photoshop.

The evil minions of the Dark Lord are hopeless posers. I wanted to shoot in Av mode at f/16 to get the mountains in focus, but the crow flew off before I could make the adjustments to my camera.
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Winter arrived very late this year. Snow storms from the past two weeks have given the Olympic Mountains the proper seasonal look.
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Close up of the container ship. I should e-mail these photos to Evergreen to see if they would purchase them for ads or PR purposes.
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Free Photo Lesson: Pay attention to the background. I did not notice the distant ferry on the right side of the photo. I should have taken a few more shots with it completely in the frame.
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Bill Anderson

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Thursday (11/6/14) was a November afternoon of high wind + high tide.

I started off at Marina Beach, where the waves were breaking on the rocks in front of the sign illustrating the Olympic Mountains. No crow sitting on the sign today.
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The waves were piling up driftwood on the beach.
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In contrast, there was no wind at Olympic Beach and the water was quite still.
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One of the highest tides I have ever seen, as evidenced by the water level inside the marina.
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I was on the fishing pier for about an hour photographing birds. The wind and the waves eventually caught up with me.
 
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Bill Anderson

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The relatively snowless winter of 2014-2015 has been followed by the "California" summer of 2015 with a record number of warm, sunny days and little precipitation. This has resulted in the Olympic Mountains looking the barest for late summer/early fall that I recall seeing since I moved to Edmonds in 1991. Here are some photos I took from Haines Wharf Park in Edmonds on 9-27-15.

7D + 24-105L zoom, handheld.
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7DII + 500L telephoto + 2x teleconverter (35mm equivalent of 1600mm), tripod mounted. I had to tweek these photos in Picasa to get rid of the haze.
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Some shots of Tuesday afternoon's (1-26-16) rainbow over Puget Sound.

Taken at Brackett's Landing with the 5DIII + 100-400L II telephoto zoom.
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Taken with the 5DIII + 17-35L wide-angle zoom.
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Look closely at the left side of the photo and you can see the flock of dunlin that was swarming over the underwater dive park.
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Bill Anderson

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Tuesday's (12-6-16) sunset from Marina Park. This is the earliest (4:16pm PST) and farthest south the sun will set through the first day of winter. Photography was tricky as it was cold and windy plus I was also trying to get shots of the eagles soaring overhead at the same time.

Looking south. Pt. Wells is on the left.
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