Guemes Island, Samish Bay, Salish Sea, Larrabee State Park, Washington, USA, Pacific Northwest, PNW,

Fotoeins Friday: all that glitters is (not) gold, Samish Bay

This post is the first of five March Fotoeins Fridays from the Samish Bay area in northwest Washington State (USA). Samish Bay is a small body of water in northern Puget Sound, which is part of the larger Salish Sea.

It might not be gold. But it’s both warning and shimmering sight.

Driving south from Bellingham, we pull off Chuckanut Drive to a viewpoint by the side of the road. Surrounding us high up on the shoreline are tall evergreens in Larrabee State Park. The afternoon sun pokes out from behind low stratus clouds, dark and ominous with a threat of rain. Where the sun shines, the waters of Samish Bay sparkle in the light with Guemes Island behind in silhouette. Parked in the bay and waiting to refuel in nearby Port Angeles is the crude-oil tanker “British Regard” (IMO 9683063, MMSI 235108532).

I made this photo on 18 April 2017 with the Canon 6D, 70-300 zoom, and the following settings: 1/640-sec, f/20, ISO500, and 300mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on as

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