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Full Moon and Mount Rainier
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Palos Verdes Afternoon
Late afternoon sun over the Pacific Ocean, Palos Verdes, California.
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Sunrise Point Milky Way
Taken from what is probably the most popular star photoing place in Washington State, Sunrise Point in Mount Rainier National Park.
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Midnight at Rap John Lake
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Rap John Lake Night
The Milky Way is just rising in the southern sky behind Eatonville's Rap John Lake. On this summer night the deep "humph" of the bullfrogs echos over the mist covered water.
The Goldie Locks Zone
Planet Earth's place in the Milky Way galaxy is referred to as the "Goldie Lock's Zone." It turns out this is about the only area in the galaxy where the radiation, solar winds, etc are suitable for life.
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Late September Super Moon
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The Dark Side
When a partial moon coincides with an evening moon set, the dark side of the moon is illuminated by the sun's reflection off the earth. The light spec to the left is Apha Centi. 3500 x 2800 pixels
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Osprey at Sunset
With the Pacific Ocean below, this Osprey comes in to its perch for the night. 4000 x 3200 pixels
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Making its dusk patrol of the California coast is this USCG Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin.
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After the Storm
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End of the Storm
Western Washington Sunset
Rainbow colors in the clouds is phenomena referred to a "Cloud Iridescence."
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White Pass sunset
At 4,500 feet White Pass transverses the Washington State Cascade Mountain range in Highway 12. This view to the west captures a golden sunset. 4685 x 2125 pixels.
Virga over Mt Rainier
The phenomenon of precipitation evaporating before reaching the ground is known as virga. Here the setting sun highlights summer clouds over Washington State's Mount Rainier demonstrating virga.
Sunset over Mt Rainier
Sky, clouds and the western slope of Mount Rainier are highlighted by the last light of a sunset in this view from Washington State's White Pass. 4600 x 3000 pixels
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Columbia River and Vantage Bridge