As I was driving home from the hairdresser yesterday around 5:30 pm, I noticed Mount Baker standing out monumentally against the crystal clear and bright blue sky. I was really hungry so decided to eat first and then head down to Centennial Beach to catch some shots. I also needed to collect some sand, shells, and driftwood for a home decor project, so I'd kill two birds with one shot, so to speak. By the time I arrived around 6:45, the sky had taken on a paler blue hue, so the mountain didn't stand out quite so starkly against the brilliant blue I'd noticed earlier. However, this is what I managed and I will try to get some better shots another time.
I then turned towards the North Shore and got this shot of the snow-capped mountains. You can just see a hint of pink above the mountains, along with a few clouds scudding by.
As I left the beach area, I decided to stop and take some photos of Cammidge House, an old heritage home that has been restored to its former glory. Keep an eye out for a post on it later. Then as it was getting a bit too cool for my liking, I headed down the highway towards home. I glanced to my left (the west) and saw the sun just about to drop below the horizon. I reached over, grabbed my camera, turned it on, and held it beside me and just clicked. My eyes were on the road ahead - after all, I was doing over 100 klicks in the left lane. This is what I caught.
As I stopped at the traffic light just before turning west into my little village, I managed this shot.
I cropped it and played with the contrast a bit and came up with this. I rather like it.
Hope you enjoyed my skywatch pictures today. For more pictures, check out Tom at Wiggers World here.