A Summer In Washington

As short as summers are in the pacific north west, I was lucky enough to be able to get out of town quite a lot and explore all that the PNW has to offer. My first 6 months on the west coast has just ended and I’ve been quite surprised by just about everything. From Mount Ranier, to the Cascades, the Olympic Coast, and even the eastern reaches of Palouse, Washington has been truely amazingly beautiful.  I’ve compiled a small collection of some of my favorite shots from around the area. Most of my time was spent around Washington with a venture or two to a neighboring states. It’s been a lot of fun and I hope fall and winter seasons bring even more of nature’s beauty for me to share. Hope you will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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Big rocks lie in wait as the tide comes to take them away
Big rocks lie in wait as the tide comes to take them away
Erie sunset at Reflection Lake
Erie sunset at Reflection Lake
Among seemingly endless hills lie a place of comfort, refuge, and safety. A place called home.
Among seemingly endless hills lie a place of comfort, refuge, and safety. A place called home.
Seemingly endless ridges lie beyond two sharp peaks at sunset
Seemingly endless ridges lie beyond two sharp peaks at sunset

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The last moments of light at Reflection Lake
The last moments of light at Reflection Lake
A row of trees grow where water has now covered
A row of trees grow where water has now covered
Clouds dance around low hanging peaks, leaving the seasons first snow
Clouds dance around low hanging peaks, leaving the seasons first snow
Clouds blow out from the mountains during a brief break in the storm
Clouds blow out from the mountains during a brief break in the storm
A short break in the storm as the clouds part and light peaks through parting waves as well as the sky
A short break in the storm as the clouds part and light peaks through parting waves as well as the sky
Last of the wildflowers late into the season in the sub alpine of the North Cascades
Last of the wildflowers late into the season in the sub alpine of the North Cascades
Mount Ranier with stars all around
Mount Ranier with stars all around
Blue hour but these pretty flowers are still shining brightly
Blue hour but these pretty flowers are still shining brightly
Colorful sunset at Cannon Beach, late summer
Colorful sunset at Cannon Beach, late summer
Tranquil sunset at Tipsoo Lake as forest fires bring thick waves of smoke
Tranquil sunset at Tipsoo Lake as forest fires bring thick waves of smoke
An almost perfect reflection lies before a fiery sky
An almost perfect reflection lies before a fiery sky
The tallest of the trees poke out above the distant mountains on another summer sunset
The tallest of the trees poke out above the distant mountains on another summer sunset
Rolling Hills and Fiery Sunrises make for great photos, Palouse
Rolling Hills and Fiery Sunrises make for great photos, Palouse
Graceful Sunrises are quite the norm in Palouse
Graceful Sunrises are quite the norm in Palouse
Fiery sunset mixed among concrete, steel, and lots of cranes
Fiery sunset mixed among concrete, steel, and lots of cranes
Thick clouds and suffocating smoke do little to block out the burning sunset over Mount Ranier
Thick clouds and suffocating smoke do little to block out the burning sunset over Mount Ranier
Fall colors at Naches Peak mixed with some early winter sprinkles
Fall colors at Naches Peak mixed with some early winter sprinkles
Backpacking under the towering ridges of Mount Shuksan
Backpacking under the towering ridges of Mount Shuksan
Summer sunset at sunrise
Summer sunset at sunrise
Summer Milky Way towers over Mount Baker
Summer Milky Way towers over Mount Baker
Ranier makes even the brightest of stars look a bit dimmer!
Ranier makes even the brightest of stars look a bit dimmer!
Western anemone dancing underneath the last light of the day
Western anemone dancing underneath the last light of the day
Peak wildflower season at Paradise
Peak wildflower season at Paradise
Giant driftwood offers slight protection from the oceans grasp
Giant driftwood offers slight protection from the oceans grasp
Mount Ranier hides behind early morning clouds
Mount Ranier hides behind early morning clouds
Early fiery colors mixed with deep blue skies at Reflection Lake
Early fiery colors mixed with deep blue skies at Reflection Lake
Sunset with wildflowers at Sunrise
Sunset with wildflowers at Sunrise
It's easy to get lost as you stare into the sunset
It’s easy to get lost as you stare into the sunset
Just your regular beautiful stream, hidden away in the majestic rain forests of Olympic National Park
Just your regular beautiful stream, hidden away in the majestic rain forests of Olympic National Park
An island of peace surrounded by stormy clouds and snowy peaks
An island of peace surrounded by stormy clouds and snowy peaks
Endless Canyons and powerful waterfalls, Palouse Falls
Endless Canyons and powerful waterfalls, Palouse Falls

 

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Lauren

Beautiful ???

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Richard

will u post part two of the buff tutorial??
nice photographys

Gwen
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Incredible photos, you are so talented!

Aneesh
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Aneesh

Wow jon you take some breathtaking pictures! Keep up the good work

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This is amazing ?? Lived here my whole life and never been to these places. Thank you for taking us all!