Hello WU Friends:
The Best of WP monthly blog continues with pics submitted in October going back to 2004. This month starts off with these grand photos:
Portland Headlight by HypnoCin67 captures the mystical beauty of the lighthouse in one of the very best coast pics on WU.
We all seem to enjoy full moon shots and Moonrise over Seattle by Steppingstoneman strikes me as a classic.
Next, MissionaryMan gives us a unique perspective from the sky with Thunderhead.
And speaking of storms, our expert storm photographer, idzrvit posted one of the most dramatic storm shots ever with Wicked Sky.
I'll post the first 20 today and more next week. I hope we'll get many behind the pic stories, so check back once in a while. And if you see a few you really like, give them a hand and add a comment with the new system - some great shots have no comments yet.
This month's best (2009) will be added in early November. Thanks for stopping by.
Wow--what a beautiful sunrise I captured at Portland Headlight yesterday!
Taken a couple of nights ago at the full moon, just had a chance to get it posted.
Sunset in the Pacific over Nicaragua with a storm brewing.
took using panasonic fx01
This eagle had just grabbed the gull out of the water and was administering the coup de grace with it's talons when I snapped this photo today.
More photos from Cuba at
Taken from Tilden in the East Bay hills
Fall Colors in Grand Teton
tahquamenon falls in autumnal bliss
Taken look east across Lake Spenard towaard the Chugach Mtns.
•For those interested this was taken with the new Canon 40D.
An impressive camera.
I took this pic above the Gulf of Trieste previous night. The storm was pretty fast, just few lightning strikes and it was above me in 2min. Then it was heavy rain and hail, too. Amazing to take a pic of lightning so late in Autumn, actually never saw such bolts in October!
Dusk just after an early storm in late October, 2004.
A grey, cloudy afternoon quickly fades into night. Are these gulls guarding the nature preserve, or the Naval Armory?
A rainbow arches above the golf course as a storm moves in.
Alpaca, in Deer Park Safari.
Sunset at Fossil Creek (Filoso
A late afternoon thunderstorm caught us off guard, but the rainbow made up for any lost time hiking.
Schwabachers Landing -GTNP (gethoht
Taken from Schwabachers Landing... tetons in early afternoon
HDR Last of the picnic weather. (Short
HDR Harbor Mt. Sitka, AK
Captured this pre-sunset moment as a wave of lake effect rain moved off of Lake Michigan over Lake Charlevoix in Northern Michigan. Exposure bracketed HDR shot.
Took a hike up Mount Mitchell today, some clouds and some sun made for an awesome view of newly snow-coated St. Helens. Most of the clouds were below.
Chinook Pass area. BEAUTIFUL day, great company...
Second Beach, Olympic National Park II (Ann75
A view at Second Beach in the La Push area of Olympic National Park. Olympic National Park is located on the Olympic Peninsula in the north west corner of Washington State, USA.
First Light on Lake Watawga (Robbles
between the bushes and trees,the fog transformed this ordinary scene into a special one.
I shot this image off County Hwy E just outside of Green Bay. Two days later, the wind came and the leaves were gone.
Fall over lake flower (195050
Morning sunrise with the chair
The wispy cirrus clouds in this scene reminded me of an image of an angel floating over the sky as the fall colors popped at Oxbow Bend, Wyoming.
Arrived in Southern Utah today just in time to enjoy a dusting of new snow on the vermilion colored rock formations
Storms rolled through last night. This was taken using my digital trigger (my index finger on the shutter button).
A grove of golden Aspens stands alongside June Lake in the Eastern High Serria's just north of Mammoth Mountain. This was after a light dusting of snow. In two months, the lake will be under a few inches of ice.
Foggy webs were everywhere this morning.
Out near my home what a lucky shot
Yesterday no snow .....today 1st of season 8 in + in upper mich near Nisula too early !
Colorful Medley in the Mist (elrods
Traveling down the road I had to stop to catch this gorgeous view!
Taken at sunrise from Bunny Flat. There was about three to four inches of snow on the ground and lots of ice -- the parking area resembled a skating rink. (Wish I'd brought my skates instead of crampons!!) -:)
This tame fox has obviously been fed and is used to people. He seemed very interested in my camera.
Warmer weather coming this week, but today it's very pretty after yesterday's snowstorm.
An Autumn Stroll Along Broad Street (memahat
Texas High Plains House (RaunL
Clouds moving in before a cold front provided great clouds for this afternoon shot looking east on the high plains of Texas. This is cropped from a larger view.
Something I saw on my morning walk; two horses getting started on a day of eating and hanging out together. The water you see is Penn Cove and then Saratoga Passage. After that comes Camano Island followed by the Cascade Range.
A late October walk in the park. The Meramec River is below.