Outside of Michigan

16 weeks ago I posted this image and received some very nice comments from some of my friends. Last night when I was checking my blog this image was gone, vanished into thin air. Also the image below showing the Turnagain Arm no longer had a thin boarder around it like my other shots! Now I have learned quite a bit since I started this blog and by no means can I call myself Bill or Steve, but what happened? Maybe I hit the wrong key on my keyboard and deleted the image or entered some code in the wrong place but it makes no sense to me. One thing I would like to know is if I am working on my blog after I have logged in can someone actually see what I am doing and change things to my blog. I believe there is a plug in for WP that will basically hide what I am doing while I am at my admin panel, or whatever I am doing to my blog. If anyone can shed some light on this I would greatly appreciate your help. So on that note I am posting Dominate Sea Stack again for your viewing pleasure!

Dominate Sea Stack

Turnagain Arm

The shot above is the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, Alaska which looks like a harmless shallow body of water, and its mud flats may look good for walking, but they’re not. Just like quicksand, the flats can grab and hold the unwary. With some of the fastest tidal changes in the world, Turnagain Arm’s famous “bore tide” comes in – with a unique and deadly 6-foot wall of water, traveling at 15 mph,there’s no escape. Bore tides come in along Cook Inlet after low tide in a rolling wave. You can often hear a bore tide before you see it. It has a low, thundering roar, and is caused by narrow, shallow channels. The tide takes around 5.5 hours to get to the end of the inlet.

Sea Oats, Waves, Carolina
Eastern Sea Oats

Sea Stacks
Second Beach Sea Stacks

Olympic National Park in Washington State without a doubt has one of the most diverse ecosystems in North America. A 57-mile-long expanse of rock, seawater, and sand, the Olympic Coastal Strip holds some of the most rugged and picturesque coastline anywhere. It’s also the longest wilderness coastline in the United States, accessed by roads at only a few points.
The shot above was taken at Second Beach and you can’t help but get a decent shot at this location. Before you visit this area make sure you pick up a tide charts and predictions info for the day before you plan on exploring the area. This area can be very dangerous if you are not aware of the times when low and high tides take place. This particular spot is so rich with marine life that all you will be doing is taking shots and not paying attention to the high tide coming in.
The image below is just a vertical shot of the one above shot with a 300mm lens to bring emphasis to what is called “The Hole in the Wall”. Thousands, millions of years of erosion caused by the pounding surf as the tide comes in and out chiseled the hole in this sea stack. I can’t stress enough the importance of knowing when the tides are moving. When the tide goes out you can get to the “hole in the wall”, but if your not paying attention you can also get trapped by the high tide and not make it back!

Hole in the Wall
Hole in the Wall

7 Responses to “Outside of Michigan”

  1. Nancy Ging says:

    TRULY magnificent and powerful photography. Many thanks for sending them…….
    Nancy Ging

  2. really deep colours in this shot!

  3. Your Neighbor Trent says:

    Really fantastic pictures.

  4. DLBerry says:

    Thanks Trent for the comment on my images!

  5. DLBerry says:

    Appreciate your comment -Thank you!

  6. Free Bird says:

    this is an amazing set Dick! beautiful light and subjects! cheers!

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