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A Fine Spring Evening

Point RustonNot only have I not posted in awhile, I haven’t had time to get the camera out either and it was starting to make me antsy. So yesterday evening, I grabbed the camera and drove down the hill to take a few shots of Mount Rainier and the sunset from Ruston Way here in Tacoma. These shots were taken from a spot about a mile from my house. I still want to get out for a full day with camera in hand, but for a short while, the hour I spent last night scratched my photography itch. Do you have a special, go-to spot when you just have to get out there an click a shutter button for awhile?

Mount Rainier just at sunset

Mount Rainier just at sunset

Looking northwesterly toward the Olympic Mountains

Looking northwesterly toward the Olympic Mountains

Mount Rainier about 20 minutes after the sun set (in the blue hour)

Mount Rainier about 20 minutes after the sun set (in the blue hour)


19 responses

  1. I am glad you finally scratched your itch!
    beautiful pictures 🙂
    please keep scratching often! 🙂

    March 30, 2016 at 9:52 pm

  2. Fantastic veiw with the snowy mountain, I can see why you like to go there. And yes I have a couple of special photo-spots when I just have to take a picture.

    March 30, 2016 at 10:46 pm

  3. A favorite: Nisqually Wildlife Refuge…just down the road from you. 🙂

    March 31, 2016 at 7:01 am

    • Nisqually is a great spot. I have been down to it a couple times, I really should spend a bit more time there.

      March 31, 2016 at 9:02 am

  4. Pat

    What beautiful photographs. Wow.

    March 31, 2016 at 7:14 am

  5. Wow, the colours on Mount Rainer at sunset! Wish I could see it in person. : )

    March 31, 2016 at 7:31 am

  6. hmunro

    Wow, Joe … what beautiful images you’ve created! Thank you for this stunning reminder that even an hour of shooting is better than not shooting at all. Though it’s nowhere nearly as scenic as yours, you’ve inspired me to revisit my own go-to spot!

    March 31, 2016 at 7:46 am

    • Thanks Heather. My spot isn’t quite so scenic when it’s raining (which it does do occasionally around here).

      March 31, 2016 at 9:09 am

  7. the mountain is so hilarious

    March 31, 2016 at 7:51 am

  8. Beautiful!

    March 31, 2016 at 5:51 pm

  9. Hi Joe. I’m new around here. Your pictures are really stunning. I’m looking to take up casual photography as a hobby (and maybe videography at a later stage). It’s something I’ve always wanted to learn because I love the idea of capturing moments in time that inspire you so you can have them forever. There are so many cameras in the market, so many specifications and functions that I don’t understand, it’s all very confusing. Do you know of any blogs that explain it all out (in non techie baby words)? Also feel free to suggest cameras that won’t render me broke. Thanks so much!
    Ps. Never stop clicking. Photography is an art and a talent you definitely possess. You don’t need scenic spots for it either. I think it’s more about seeing things that other people may not and capturing them. Telling a story the way you see it. (I think. You probably know better.) Cheers!

    April 2, 2016 at 7:16 am

    • Thanks Sapphire. Let me think on your question and I’ll try to give an answer in the next day or two. PS – love your phrase “Never stop clicking”

      April 2, 2016 at 10:04 am

  10. You’ve got a wonderful view from almost your home. Such a huge misterious mountain. Lucky you!

    April 3, 2016 at 12:39 pm

  11. I love the 3rd shot because the city also shines in beauty

    April 10, 2016 at 10:07 am

  12. Wow that color. You really captured the most beautiful sunset in Mt. Rainier!

    September 19, 2016 at 10:23 am

  13. What a view!

    October 4, 2016 at 8:22 pm

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