My family traveled to Seattle this Christmas to visit my wife’s side of the family. Traveling with a toddler can be tricky business, but we arrived unscathed, and I managed to sneak out during his nap one day to take some photographs along the shore of Mukilteo.
It was a cool 45 degrades and overcast during the two or so hours I shot. The even lighting was appreciated as I didn’t need to retake light readings for each long exposure I took. It was calm and peaceful on the shore; the only people I saw were scuba divers capturing some crabs (cool!).
As I’ve spoken about before, I love when the horizontal lines of a landscape photograph almost create a Rothko-like abstract image, in this case being broken up by the smattering of rocks breaching into the water. I love the ghostly, ephemeral quality a long exposure creates around the base of the rocks, almost like they are peaking out above clouds.