It’s all about the light. I slept in my truck while traveling through Oregon and Washington for a week. Usually I absolutely hate waking up early, but doing that really allowed me to put myself in the right places at the right times. There really is nothing like waking up to views like these every morning. 

Washington and Oregon, August 2015

Morning at Rainier, by Dustin_Wong_Photography

**If you like the recent images, hit that follow button!** Mount Rainier National Park, Washington - Best on Black I got to spend some quality time around the mountain. The wildflowers came early this year and there wasn’t much around by the time I got there. The magic of the mountain was still happening and I had a great time exploring the area. This sunrise from Reflection Lake was nothing special - pretty plain jane, blue skies with no blazing colorful clouds that those fancy sky predictors would have alerted on. Yet, I was glad I stuck around for it anyways, because light rays came through the trees and lit up the fog and lupines. Instagram I Facebook

Wickaninnish Beach Sunrise

I had a couple of good options for August 27 - I shot Wick Beach at sunrise before going to work and then in the evening headed to Cox Bay for sunset. I like my morning image a bit better, it’s more subdued and I think it speaks to the feeling of being the first one out on the beach (a lone surfer showed up at around 6:30). I didn’t get a big blast of colour, but a combination of calm blues and salmons. Love shooting this beach at a lowish tide, lots of reflections to work with.

I’m still working on the Cox Bay images - the colour is so surreal that it’s hard to process the images without making them look over cooked. Once those are done, I’ll see about doing a comparison post of the two shoots.

Fuji X-T1, Fuji’s Classic Chrome camera profile