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Spring in January

Rainier and PilingsMy last post talked about how little snow in the Pacific Northwest mountains this winter. It hasn’t improved this week, as the weather has been spring-like all week-long. I can only blame myself as I jinxed the weather by buying a season snow-park pass and not a one-day pass (snow-park passes are used to park in selected plowed winter destinations in the mountains in Washington and Oregon).

Last Sunday, the high temperature was over 60 degrees F – very unusual for January in western Washington. The day was so nice, I had to run down to the Ruston Way waterfront to capture a few shots of Mount Rainier and Puget Sound. Just a few quick shots of the end of a Tacoma spring day in January.


Sky over Tacoma

12 responses

  1. great!

    January 31, 2015 at 12:53 pm

  2. Love the composition of the piers and Mt. Rainer, Joe. Well done.

    January 31, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    • Thanks Jane. Usually the base of these piling are underwater, so the tide cooperated in these shots.

      January 31, 2015 at 8:06 pm

  3. Great vision on these Joe. You’ve found a fresh way to look at this lovely scene!

    January 31, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    • Thanks Ernie. It was the first time I remember seeing the tide out enough to get down by those pilings.

      February 1, 2015 at 8:25 am

  4. Stunning.

    February 1, 2015 at 4:13 pm

  5. Lovely captures, the second image is spectacular!

    February 1, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    • Thank you Katrina. That second image is one of the iconic images of Tacoma, taken by thousands of photographers. But when the Mountain is out, it’s hard to pass up.

      February 2, 2015 at 8:38 am

  6. The second photo is certainly a winner. The view may be often photographed, but the light in this image is what sets it apart.

    February 2, 2015 at 8:52 am

  7. gorgeous 🙂

    February 6, 2015 at 8:56 am

  8. bookheathen

    I love the way you’ve captured the light on the mountain.

    February 11, 2015 at 7:59 am

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