Point Wilson Lighthouse and Mt Baker Sunrise

I saw this photo last winter on a visit to Fort Worden State Park, with the Point Wilson Lighthouse perfectly aligned to Mount Baker.  But I wasn’t happy with a previous attempt at the shot.  This year conditions couldn’t have been better.  Mount Baker is covered in a fresh coat of snow, the cold winter air was crystal clear and the winter sun rose at an angle to the scene allowing effective use of a polarizing filter to cut through any remaining atmospheric haze and reveal the saturated colors of the rising sun.  A beautiful way to wrap up 2015.

Point Wilson Lighthouse and Mount Baker at sunrise, Fort Warden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington, USA (Brad Mitchell)

Point Wilson Lighthouse and Mount Baker at sunrise, Fort Warden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington.  Shot with Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens on tripod at f8 and 1/8 second.

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