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Clark's Point, Bellingham Bay, Lummi Island, Samish Bay, Puget Sound, Salish Sea, Pacific Northwest, PNW, Bellingham, Washington, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Samish Bay from Bellingham Clark’s Point

This post is the fifth and final March Fotoeins Friday from the Samish Bay area in northwest Washington State (USA). Samish Bay is a small body of water in northern Puget Sound, itself a part of the larger Salish Sea.

This southwest view is dominated by Lummi Island (centre-right) with Eliza Island in the foreground, and Cypress Island at centre-background. The view includes a line-of-sight to Anacortes, but the city is hidden by Guemes Island. Coming to this viewpoint, I thought about what the indigenous population must have thought of these waters and what they brought to their home, and about what sailors in the Spanish Navy must have thought when they saw these waters for the first time in the late 18th-century. After all, these islands are called the San Juan Islands.

I made this photo on 21 April 2017 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 glass, and the following settings: 1/500-sec, f/18, ISO500, and 32mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-aLi.

Larrabee State Park, Samish Bay, Puget Sound, Salish Sea, Pacific Northwest, PNW, Bellingham, Washington, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Larrabee State Park, Samish Bay

This post is the fourth 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, itself a part of the larger Salish Sea.

The afternoon sun pokes through low-lying marine stratus on this early-spring afternoon in Larrabee State Park, down the road from Bellingham. We saw a woman and her child enjoying a quiet afternoon on the beach, and while the child was just up the shore, I caught their mother in “spotlight.” That’s the beach, there’s the waters of Samish Bay, and those are the San Juan islands in the Salish Sea. The Spanish names to various geographical features in the region acknowledge the voyages into these waters by the Spanish navy in the late-18th century.

I made this photo on 18 April 2017 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 glass, and the following settings: 1/640-sec, f/22, ISO500, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-aLy.

Taylor Shellfish Farms, Samish Bay, Puget Sound, Salish Sea, Pacific Northwest, PNW, Bellingham, Skagit Valley, Washington, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: low tide on Samish Bay in the PNW

This post is the third 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, itself a part of the larger Salish Sea.

We’ve come to this place by design, but if you don’t already know, you can easily miss the turnoff from Chuckanut Drive. The one-lane road gently descends the cliff to the rail tracks and the water’s edge. On the shoreline in Skagit County is the Taylor Shellfish Farms where the big thing is oysters. It’s low tide, and the waters have backed out for hundreds of metres. Visible at centre is a farm employee in hip waders on the mudflats and inspecting the farm beds. It almost feels as if you can walk clear out to the islands in the distance. Almost.

I made this photo on 18 April 2017 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 glass, and the following settings: 1/800-sec, f/22, ISO1000, and 47mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-aLr.

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

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 fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9Vn.

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