Mukilteo Light

Golden Light on Mukilteo Light: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II

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!

Night Glider: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS

Seagull Sunset: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS

2 Comments
  • Conrad
    January 4, 2011

    Beautiful as always my friend!

  • Nicole
    January 4, 2011

    How early did you have to get up for these?!?? I love them! Especially the first with Mt Baker in the background and the glassy water- great shot!

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