Moonrise over Seattle

On the 25th of January, 2013 I was lucky enough to see a perfectly timed sunset and moonrise over Seattle, WA. Taken from Alki Beach, the sun was setting directly behind me which allowed some beautiful reflections to form over the water while the moon slowly rose overhead. I had no previous knowledge that this was going to occur, and I had only driven into Seattle that day on a whim.

This is a prime example of one of the best pieces of advice I can give a struggling or aspiring photographer. Get out there and shoot as often as you can. You wont know what you are missing until you are there to see it.

Moonrise over Seattle, WA. 

25 second exposure at F/16 and ISO 100

Canon 5D Mark III

EF 24-105 F/4L IS USM

A Hike Toward Serenity

For those who enjoy hiking, this is a must if you are in the western Washington area at some point. The few times I have been up here it has been gorgeous and clear, but I hope someday to do this hike on a foggy day and get some shots out over the lowlands covered in fog while the mountains rise above it. The trail has in my opinion some of the most beautiful scenery in Washington and is a wonderfully enjoyable 8-10 mile hike.

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Some photos of the most recent visit: 

Stream alongside the Lake Serene trail on Mount Index, WA. 

View from Mount Index on the way up to Lake Serene in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state. 

Lake Serene lies underneath the cliffs of the summit of Mount Index in Washington state. 

Nature in its unadulterated simplicity and beauty. 

View along the trail heading back from Lake Serene.