Ruby Beach

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    I took this last spring on Ruby Beach, WA, in Olympic National Park. Looking at the promo for Peter Lik's next show, posted at, he seems to be standing at almost the exact spot where I took last year's NM State Fair panorama first place winner, a few minutes before I took the shot above. The show airs Thursday night on the Weather Channel at 7 pm MDT and several times during the following week.

    galevine2, GEO M I, and 30 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. snowpeak 47 months ago | reply

      Here's the State Fair winning shot.

      Ruby Beach North

    2. jimf_29605 47 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous shots! I think I prefer the top one, though. I like the mood it brings...

    3. Helen Orozco 47 months ago | reply

      Both great but my preference is top one

    4. snowpeak 47 months ago | reply

      Geez, I think the top one is crap. I just put it up to give me an excuse to show the bottom one, which remains my favorite photo that I have taken. The top one would have been much better if the tide had been in more. BTW I'm going back, to Oregon at least, in a month. I want to get a shot of Thor's Well and the stacks at Bandon.

      It will be interesting to see what Peter does at this site. Also, after the first show on Thursday there will be a rebroadcast of last week's show, which took place in southern Utah. I've been to all those places too.

    5. jimf_29605 47 months ago | reply

      Thor's well is one place I'd dearly love to go. I've seen some awesome picture of it. I've also heard that it has swallowed many cameras and tripods, so be careful of the inrush of water...

    6. snowpeak 47 months ago | reply

      Well, I guess "crap" is too strong a word. I did work on the top one for a while but concluded that it just wasn't going to make it. This might mean that I still don't know what I'm doing, which seems fairly likely.

    7. snowpeak 47 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Jim. I intend to be very careful. Unfortunately, high tide for the days I will be there occurs in the middle of the afternoon, so this probably rules out a stunning sunset shot.

    8. JudsonR 47 months ago | reply

      Each stands on its own merits, and as always, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Essentially, these two images are exact opposites; one dark and menacing, the other light and frothy. Both are remarkable because they portray the same physical place under dramatically different conditions. If they were mine, they'd be printed the same size (big), framed exactly the same and hung on my wall next to each other!

    9. snowpeak 47 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the comment, Judson. These two images were taken 13 minutes and about 100 yards apart. The light was fading fast!

    10. B. jeweled 47 months ago | reply

      Both shots are fantastic , but I really love the first one! It's unique & filled with amazing atmosphere - totally captivating!

    11. MikeJonesPhoto 47 months ago | reply

      I agree. The top one is crap. The bottom one is absolutely spectacular though. Very nicely done.

    12. ladigue_99 47 months ago | reply

      they are both gorgeous but my fave is the second one because of the light, the colors and the two silhouettes in the distance, that give scale to the majestic rock formations.
      I also love the orange light on the waves in the foreground, they seem made of gold

    13. galevine2 47 months ago | reply

      They are both FABULOUS!! Evoke different moods-top is mysterious, moody,serene and bottom one is tempestuous, firey, something is going to happen!
      Both just WOW!!!!

    14. panda_orchid 47 months ago | reply

      It was a dark & stormy night...
      What Judson said. But I like the second best - very exciting.

    15. GEO M I 47 months ago | reply

      AWESOME photos of Ruby Beach! Love the mood in the sky and waves and the dark edges of the rocks...beautiful

    16. Fred Muller 46 months ago | reply

      Amazing picture !

    17. boydbrooks999 46 months ago | reply

      Beautiful view!

    18. Chris Ntardis ΦΩΤΟgraphy 42 months ago | reply

      Dramatic shot!I like the perspective and the three- dimensional details!

    19. Other Aine [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

      Stunning shot. :)

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