Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Good Bye To Summer


Jetty Bay (1 of 1)

Jetty Bay at sunset

I made this image on October 4th around 6 PM while the temperature was a balmy sixty-eight degrees.  The sun was rapidly sinking in the western sky while it painted the old jetty railroad trestle with its final light for the day.  The trestle once extended nearly five mile from shore into the roaring waters of the Pacific Ocean.  It was from these tracks that train cars delivered the massive rocks that built the jetty that protects the mouth of the Columbia River.  

It was the end to a perfect day, weather wise and we are unlikely to see a repeat until late June.



Earl said...

What wonderful light and warm tones you found and captured in this scene, Steve. Very nice!

Time and the seasons are flying by aren't they?

Steve Skinner said...

Earl, you are so right about time and the seasons.

Paul said...

That's impressive. 5 miles from shore! I've seen a number of these, here and there, and have wondered what they were in a past life. I'd never considered that they may have been used, temporarily, to build a jetty. Beautiful shot of that quickly fading light, Steve.

Steve Skinner said...

Thanks Paul! The railroad was not one that you would purchase a ticket from for a long journey.

Deanna said...

Such beautiful, warm, Fall colors. Very nice. Our Fall is quickly fading already. We are going to try to capture the last of the beautiful trees on Saturday, but I fear todays predicted rains will beat us to it.

Steve Skinner said...

Deanna, in the past two days we have received over two inches of rain and the storm is headed your way.