This afternoon, my friend and I decided to take advantage of the good weather and headed out to photograph Mukilteo Lighthouse. If you’ve never visited the area, I highly recommend it. On a good day like today, you can see Mt. Baker and other Cascade peaks in the distance. If you time it just right, you can even catch a ferry in your composition. Near the lighthouse, the ferry moves quite slowly, so the shutter speed doesn’t have to be very fast. However, to maintain maximum sharpness at a narrow aperture (for maximum depth of field), I bumped up my ISO to 400. Shutter speed was 1/60 sec. On a full frame camera like the Canon 5D Mark II, the increase in noise is minimal. After the sun set behind the Olympics, I grabbed a shot of the ferry in motion and one of the beautiful sky color reflected in the water. I hope you enjoy these shots!