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Anacortes, Fidalgo Bay, Fidalgo Island, Salish Sea, Hat Island, Skagit County, Mount Baker, Washington, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday on Fidalgo Island: Anacortes, Seafarers Memorial Park

The following monthly series is based on a trip to the annual tulip festival in northwestern United States.

In northwestern Washington State, Fidalgo Island is located in the waters of the Salish Sea, about 14 miles (23 km) west from Mount Vernon and 38 miles (61 km) south from Bellingham.

In Anacortes, Seafarers Memorial Park is a tribute to the people lost at sea. The park’s location was once fishing grounds for the indigenous Samish Nation, and with subsequent European colonization, wood products were processed at mills along the shoreline until the 1970s. Decades of industrial contamination and waste accumulation had to be removed in the process of cleaning, clearing, and converting the land to a public green space.

From the edge of the park, the ship “Island Explorer 4” from Island Adventures appears and slices through choppy waves on the waters of Fidalgo Bay and the Salish Sea. Behind Hat Island in the distance is the snowy base of Mount Baker (left centre) whose peak is hidden in low-lying cloud.

I made the photo above on 19 April 2017 with a Canon EOS6D mark 1 with the following settings: 1/400-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 105mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-g2D.

Anacortes, March Point, Fidalgo Bay, Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve, Fidalgo Island, Salish Sea, Skagit County, Washington, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday on Fidalgo Island: Anacortes, Fidalgo Bay

The following monthly series is based on a trip to the annual tulip festival in northwestern United States.

In northwestern Washington State, Fidalgo Island is located in the waters of the Salish Sea, about 14 miles (23 km) west from Mount Vernon and 38 miles (61 km) south from Bellingham.

The Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve lies in Fidalgo Bay. Facing east across the Bay to March Point is the tank farm associated with the Marathon Petroleum Refinery. When this image was taken, the refinery was operated by Tesoro, which was taken over by Andeavor, which in turn was bought out by Marathon Petroleum.

The trestle at lower-centre is the Tommy Thompson Trail which pedestrians and bicyclists use to traverse Fidalgo Bay. At right-centre on March Point is North Texas Road, which separates Marathon Refinery to the left (north) and Shell Puget Sound Refinery to the right (south). Cows graze on the pasture flanking the southern end of Marathon Refinery.

I made the photo above on 19 April 2017 with a Canon EOS6D mark 1 with the following settings: 1/320-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 300mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-g2v.

Anacortes, Weaverling Spit, March Point, Fidalgo Bay, Fidalgo Island, Salish Sea, Skagit County, Washington, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday on Fidalgo Island: Anacortes, Weaverling Spit

The following monthly series is based on a trip to the annual tulip festival in northwestern United States.

In northwestern Washington State, Fidalgo Island is located in the waters of the Salish Sea, about 14 miles (23 km) west from Mount Vernon and 38 miles (61 km) south from Bellingham.

Weaverling Spit is a narrow piece of land jutting out into Fidalgo Bay. Once home to traditional indigenous fishing grounds, European colonization brought road and rail access connecting the island with the mainland over March Point. Since 2003, this ground is once again under the stewardship of the Samish Nation.

In the image above, the view from the spit faces northeast across Fidalgo Bay to the north end of March Point and the Marathon Petroleum Refinery. When this image was taken, the refinery was operated by Tesoro, which was taken over by Andeavor, which in turn was bought out by Marathon Petroleum.

I made the photo above on 19 April 2017 with a Canon EOS6D mark 1 with the following settings: 1/400-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 58mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-g2h.

Rainbow Bridge, Fidalgo Island, Swinomish Clannel, Salish Sea, Skagit County, La Conner, Washington, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday on Fidalgo Island: Rainbow Bridge

The following monthly series is based on a trip to the annual tulip festival in northwestern United States.

In northwestern Washington State, Fidalgo Island is located in the waters of the Salish Sea, about 14 miles (23 km) west from Mount Vernon and 38 miles (61 km) south from Bellingham.

At the southeast corner of Fidalgo Island, Rainbow Bridge completed in 1957 crosses over man-made Swinomish Channel and connects the Swinomish Tribe and Reservation on the island (left) with the mainland and town of La Conner (right). The view in the image above faces northeast.

I made the photo above on 19 April 2017 with a Canon EOS6D mark 1 with the following settings: 1/160-sec, f/14, ISO200, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-g1i.

Mount Rainier, Century Link Field, Safeco Field, Alaskan Way Viaduct, Victor Steinbrueck Park, Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Mount Rainier, sleeping giant

At the northwest corner of Pike Place Market in Seattle, Victor Steinbrueck Park provides a beautiful view which includes Washington State Ferries shuttling between Seattle and locations around central Puget Sound. Mount Rainier looms over CenturyLink Field (left) and Safeco Field (right). At a height of 4392 metres (14410 feet), Mount Rainier is a dormant stratovolcano in the Cascade Mountain Range, and is the highest mountain in Washington State (and, naturally, very prominent on license plates). The line-of-sight distance from camera position to the summit of Mount Rainier is 95 kilometres (59 miles).

At lower-left is the Alaskan Way Viaduct which will be demolished in favour of a tunnel under downtown Seattle.

Postscript: After closure on 11 January 2019, demolition of the viaduct began on 12 February 2019, lasted about nine months, and concluded on 21 November 2019.


I made the photo on 11 May 2016 with the Canon EOS6D, 24-105 L zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/1250s, f/5, ISO100, and 90mm focal-length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-8xr.

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