Ruby Beach

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.




  • John Fowler 4y

    Here's the State Fair winning shot.

    Ruby Beach North
  • Jim Fowler 4y

    Gorgeous shots! I think I prefer the top one, though. I like the mood it brings...
  • Helen Orozco 4y

    Both great but my preference is top one
  • John Fowler 4y

    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.
  • Jim Fowler 4y

    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...
  • John Fowler 4y

    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.
  • John Fowler 4y

    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.
  • JudsonR 4y

    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!
  • John Fowler 4y

    Thanks for the comment, Judson. These two images were taken 13 minutes and about 100 yards apart. The light was fading fast!
  • barbara gracy 4y

    Both shots are fantastic , but I really love the first one! It's unique & filled with amazing atmosphere - totally captivating!
  • Mike Jones 4y

    I agree. The top one is crap. The bottom one is absolutely spectacular though. Very nicely done.
  • ladigue_99 4y

    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
  • Gerri Levine 4y

    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!!!!
  • panda_orchid 4y

    It was a dark & stormy night...
    What Judson said. But I like the second best - very exciting.
  • GEO M I 4y

    AWESOME photos of Ruby Beach! Love the mood in the sky and waves and the dark edges of the rocks...beautiful
  • Thaddeus Roan 4y

    Outstanding work!
  • Fred Muller 4y

    Amazing picture !
  • Boyd Brooks 4y

    Beautiful view!
  • Chris Ntardis 4y

    Dramatic shot!I like the perspective and the three- dimensional details!
  • Other Aine 3y

    Stunning shot. :)
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Taken on April 24, 2010
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