Washington Landscape Photography
by: Darwin A. Mulligan
“Blue Hour” night time photograph of Seattle skyline and Seattle Space Needle.
It gets very dark at night time at Palouse Falls State Park, Washington. This means it is the perfect time to photograph the Milky Way!
There was virtually nobody around the first time that I visited Palouse Falls in Washington State. Now, you have to pay to visit, plus there were mobs of people. I arrived around lunch time and did a bit of hiking and exploring while I waited for the evening light and also to photograph the Milky Way. This shot was taken as the sun was setting.
The view from Steptoe Butte State Park in Washington State is incredible – especially at Sunrise and Sunset. Steptoe Butte has an elevation 3,612 ft above sea level and is approx 1,000 ft higher than the surrounding area, making it a great place to photograph. Steptoe Butte is about 12 miles north of Colfax, Washington.
Sunrise is a perfect time to catch light and shadow landscape photographs from the top of Steptoe Butte State Park in Washington State.
Sunrise view from Steptoe Butte State Park, Washington
Evening and sunset light is perfect for photographing landscapes. This is one of the many views from the top of Steptoe Butte State Park in Washington
This photograph combines light painting the road and crops on each side of the road with a time exposure to capture the Milky Way. Photographed at Steptoe Butte, Washington. Yes, this is one shot, no photoshop!
The “almost full moon” is rising to camera left just out of view. This is the light source for the bottom portion of the image. I had a 20 or 30 second time exposure to capture the Milky Way. One shot. No Photoshop.
This image of tulips is from Skagit Valley. The image capture is an “old school film days” process called Orton Imagery. It is an in-camera double exposure with one exposure in focus and one exposure out of focus.
Tail lights at night along the freshly paved asphalt highway going to Palouse Falls State Park