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.