I thought I had it all planned out. I wanted to go to Hurricane Ridge before the winter restrictions started next week. It got snowed in, though. The phone report said 34" of snow.
I left home around 1:45, and arrived at Port Angeles around 4:30 AM. I realized Hurricane Ridge was closed, and re-routed to Ruby Beach. Not before staring at a million stars for a few minutes. It was very clear and nice.
Ruby Beach was 2 hours away, and sunrise was around 7:30 AM, so I made it in time. I was the only one there. Short hike down to the beach.
Some of these are just mildly interesting. Maybe there are a couple good ones. It was a beautiful day.
Second picture of the day, 6:52 AM. The sun was starting to show, there weren't many stars left. 3440x1440
7:16 AM, the sky has nice color. Same rock, different exposure. 3000x2000
7:48 AM, the sun is just now starting to hit the rocks/islands out there. I like this one for the horizontal lines. 5120x1440
7:50 AM, sunrise colors reflected on the sand. 3000x2000
Sand, driftwood, and scrub brush (?). 3000x2000
A lot of potential skipping stones! 3000x2000
9:04 AM, the sun is starting to hit some of the waves. Compare this picture to the next one. 3000x2000
I used a ND filter to get long exposure. It looks cool, but unrealistic. 3000x2000
I like this one. The misty shoreline leading up to the rock with the birds posing. 2000x3000
By 10 AM I was tired, so I started heading back. I switched to my macro lens and got some detail shots. This is some kind of seaweed or kelp I think. 3000x2000
Abbey Island, 10:15 AM. 3000x2000
Dew on a fungus. 3000x2000
Orange Jelly Spot Fungus. 6000x4000
Are the 'smooth' ones cool or fake?