Creative photos and essays from the San Juan Islands


Friday Harbor Scenic

Friday Harbor Scenic

I have been remiss in not offering some “snapshot” scenics of the islands. It’s all context. I live here, so I tend to take the common scenes for granted, I have them locked in my memory after a 40 plus year residency, and I forget that for many of you such is not the case. This scene of Friday Harbor looking West/Southwest from the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Labs is called a wide-angle shot, so the background is not that detailed, but there is plenty of real estate covered.

Right of center you can see a forest of masts where the Port of Friday Harbor provides safe moorage for boats of all sizes. (Remember, there’s a difference between a boat and a ship roughly defined as: you can carry a boat on a ship, but not a ship on a boat! The only large vessels excluded from this norm are ferry boats and submarines, for reasons nobody knows.) Because of the summer trees, not much of the “cityscape” of town is shown. The foot of Spring street, the main drag, is approximately in the terrestrial center of the photo.


One response

  1. I have enjoyed your pictures, and the comments under the pictures complete the theme that is in the pictures. I think of it as “the rest of the story” as Paul Harvey used to say. In your case, it is the rest of the picture. Those are excellent pictures. Taking good photographs is a talent just like the descriptions you put with the photos! Keep it up!

    January 20, 2013 at 9:39 pm

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