Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sky Watch: Driftwood Sunset

Another view of some huge driftwood on the beach, this time on a rare clear evening at sunset.  For most of the time I spent in this area, the beaches were totally fogged in, so this was a pleasant break.  This spot is known as Second Beach and is just near the little native american fishing town of La Push.  I have a pretty funny shot of about 30 or so photographers all shooting on this beach at the same time.. I think there was some workshop or something going on this particular day. You have to walk almost a mile through the forest to get here, so I was a bit surprised, but on second thought it IS known as probably the most photogenic beach in Washington and it seems like quite a few people choose to stay and camp out overnight when the weather is good.  It lived up to it's reputation for beauty on this evening.
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19 comments:

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
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Keith W said...

Beautiful photo! Great colors and composition... Thank you!

Gaelyn said...

Great shot showing the beach "furniture" and the island. I had a friend who lived in LaPush for years and enjoyed my visits there.

Gaelyn said...

Lake Powell is coming. Have to finish the river trip and flight first. I'm rather a chronological person. Guess you'll just have to keep coming back. ;)

VALKYRIEN said...

Beautiful! Scenery, colors, composition, and I love that island with the trees on top!

Karen said...

I like the perspective of this shot, and the subtleness of the sunset.

chromatic vista said...

A very effective pov Mark - great landscape, well captured.

EG Wow said...

I love the angle you took this photo from!

ρομπερτ said...

One is able to touch time. Impresed.


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Light and Voices said...

I like the composition of this image. The Island of trees are center stage among all those boulders. Lovely just lovely image.
Joyce M

slim said...

What a magnificent place to experience. This image is outstanding. thank you

Stewart M said...

Hi there - the memory is such a great thing. I must have spent no more than 3 hours on that beach over 15 years ago - but I recognised it as soon as I saw it.

Thanks for taking me back!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Gorgeous, calm, and a feeling of peace rests along this shore of the remains of what had once lived, still in their beauty, only changed~

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful shot, all over nice pics. i will follow you :)

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured!

My Skywatch, have a nice weekend!

Patrick said...

Really nicely done Mark. All this wood is impressive and the setting sun is perfect behind the rocks !

Emily said...

Stunning photo! The light and the colors are exquisite. I love the La Push area, but have not been to Second Beach. I will have to go! Thank you for sharing!

The Retired One said...

Gorgeous!

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