Morning at the Falls
Finalist in the Outdoor Photographer American Landscape 2016 photo contest. Whatcom Falls Park is a treasure in the town of Bellingham, Washington where I live, a place I frequent often with my camera. On this cloudy and cool winter morning, Whatcom Creek was raging and I was exhilarated by the spectacle as it swept over the falls, throwing spray into the air. I wiped my lens many times while shooting. With this image I hoped to capture the drama of this place which, for me, symbolizes the abundance of our area. This creek connects our city’s water supply, Lake Whatcom, to the saltwater of the Salish Sea. 22 November 2015.