The seed was unexpectedly planted yesterday when I made a chance encounter with photographer Lou Nicksic at Boulevard Park. I was returning from capturing a colorful sunrise and he was just setting up for some long exposures. As we talked, he mentioned taking sunrise photos over on the shores of the Lummi Nation. So, when I happened to wake up at 5:00am this morning, I immediately grabbed my gear and set out for Lummi Nation. Boy, was it worth it!
For many months now I’ve been thinking about photographing bald eagles here in Whatcom County. Friends have talked about and shared their photos on Facebook and I still had not made the time to go out and see what all the fuss was about. Well, that all changed today as Lori and I ventured to where Mosquito Lake Road bridge crosses over the Nooksack River, just off the Mount Baker Highway.
Made my way to the Nooksack River at Nugent’s Corner this morning. The Nooksack was fast, the sky gray, so photographically it didn’t catch my attention. Then I started walking the shoreline and it was amazing. The leaves were varied, fallen and in decay, but they are beautiful. As a light rain fell from the sky, small drops on the pools of water added even more interest.