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#259 Just Before Sunset


Just Before Sunset

Mt. Baker, Summer 2009.

This photo was taken from aboard a Washington State Ferry crossing Northern Puget Sound.   If you ever have the chance to ride one of these ferries out of Anacortes, Washington, don’t forget to look back over your shoulder after leaving port.  Mt. Baker is a glorious, not-to-be-missed sight that I never tire of seeing.  She’s dazzling in this slanted, late afternoon sunshine, isn’t she?

Photographer: Charlene L. Amsden
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11 Responses to “#259 Just Before Sunset”

  1. Jientje says:

    She is. And I love the pink light caressing her mountain tops and the deep azure blue of the sea. Stunning.

  2. quilly says:

    Jientje — Thank you. i knew you were a fan of subtle beauty. That final blaze of slanting sun just before sunset is my favorite light for taking dramatic photos. I think it brings out hidden nuances missed by harsher angles of light.

  3. RuneE says:

    A sight for sore eyes – especially with that special lighting.

  4. Gemma says:

    O wow! That is an awesome sight! The mountain seems to be glowing with white light!

  5. Geoff says:

    Very impressive and a wonderful view. Great shot.

  6. babooshka says:

    Such a breathe taking view. This mountain gets featured a lot in blogland. I can see why though,always a winner.

  7. marianne says:

    beautiful! love it when it’s clear on puget sound- it’s incredible!

  8. quilly says:

    RunE — the beauty of Mt. Baker always soothes my soul.

    Gemma — that’s what I thought. I raised the camera wondering if it could really capture the magic — and was so thrilled to see that indeed it did!

    Geoff — thank you. It is a view only to be had from the middle of Puget Sound.

    Babooshka — It is one of the less bashful of the Olympic mountains. It actually deigns to come down from the clouds occasionally and consort with us mere mortals.

    Marianne — I spent 6 weeks in Friday Harbor, WA this summer and crossed the Sound several times. Only once were the skies clear and bright. This photo was the PNW’s going away gift to me.

  9. Lew says:

    Yes indeed – it’s beautiful! THe varying shades of blue from the dark water to the light sky really add to the overall beauty.

  10. J Bar says:

    great scenery

  11. SandyCarlson says:

    I am convinced. Wow!